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Reframing the Alley

Childhood education is a process: one that requires the promotion of curiosity, independence, collaboration, and agency within the child. Located in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, this school looks to the surrounding urban fabric and its history of inhabiting and transforming the streetscape to inform the formal occupation of space. The organizing logic behind the school stems from a singular module that, once repeated, systematically creates interstitial spaces and alleyways. Reframing the alley within this new narrative redefines the pedagogical experience where means of circulation become the primary learning spaces, promoting agency, collaboration, and self-direction while providing moments of relief and concentration.