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The (Un) Named Woman

Statues of Un Named Women

There are 25 statues honoring historical figures in New York City’s Central Park. But not a single one of these statues depicts a woman. Landscape architecture graduate student Sydney Shea is investigating the gender gap found in public sculptures in her ongoing research project The (Un)Named Woman.

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Camera Obscura on Northrop Plaza

A camera obscura (“dark chamber” in Latin) is an ancient optical device. In its most basic form it is, quite simply, a dark room with a small hole in one wall. On the wall opposite the hole or lens, an image is formed of whatever is outside. This image is upside-down (inverted) and back to front (laterally transposed). A lens can be used to sharpen the projected image and let more light into the room. The camera obscura was the forerunner of photography and the camera. The Black Box Camera Obscura on Northrop Plaza, part of the Pop-Up Northrop initiative, allows anyone to draw aside a black curtain and enter the small, windowless building, where they can see inverted image of…

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What Needs to be Said? You Decide

A new installation by Professor Rebecca Krinke (Landscape Architecture) opens at the St. Anthony Park Pop-Up Shop, on Wednesday, August 15, and runs through Sunday, August 19. Her public art project What Needs to be Said? will transform an empty storefront at 2401 W. University Avenue into a semi-transparent "Writing Room" made out of of paper and charred wood. The goal is to provide a unique environment for anyone to write what "needs to be said" and offer the possibility for writing and reading others' writings in a random, physical, visceral way. Words can be made public by pinning them to the walls or placed out of reach so they are unreadable (they will be collected and burned at…

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