Red Hook: Brooklyn: Equitable Resilience through Preservation
Studio II is the second in the program’s three-studio sequence, and is a central focus of the second-semester Historic Preservation curriculum. Building upon the skills applied in Studio I, a core aim of Studio II is to promote an understanding of cultural heritage and of preservation practices using a context-oriented lens. Whereas Studio I focuses primarily on the building as an inroad to investigation, analysis, and proposition, Studio II engages students in the more complex exercise of contextualizing their research and proposed interventions within a broader social environment and physical setting – or community. In doing so, Studio II takes a very broad view of heritage, recognizing the ways in which multiple publics ascribe values and narratives to places and how the intangible and tangible dimensions of those values and narratives are encountered spatially.