Downtown Archæologies

A class project for the Spring 2018 “Media History of New York” Media, Culture, and Communication class taught by Moacir P. de Sá Pereira, _Downtown Archæologies_ makes use of the Fales Downtown Collection to try to generate a media archaeology of Downtown New York. Students were to find an artifact at the Downtown Collection or the Centro des Estudios Puertorriqueños at Hunter College and write it up, contextualizing it within the cultural mesh of late-twentieth century downtown New York. Next, we attempted to find means by with the artifacts could be connected by conceptual “nodes.” Then we ran out of time.