Topic for the Week: Understand Storytelling and the how to use collective storytelling to portray a community

Small introduction of the class ( Give the syllabus to the students and give the students a walk through to the blog) (10 min)

Jonathan Harris TED Talk on Collecting Stories (25 min)

Introductions of each of the students 2 min presentation each of whom they are (30 min)

Why are you here? and what are you expectations of the class?

Chimamanda Adichie TED Talk: The danger of a single story (20 min)

Aaron Koblin’s (15 min)
http://www.aaronkoblin.com/work.html
http://www.unnumberedsparks.com
http://www.thejohnnycashproject.com/#/explore/TopRated
https://vimeo.com/15416762?content_bypass=fa49c (6 min)

Tehran Without Permission(5min)
http://www.moma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/90/517

Talk about the videos provided in class (20 min)

Let’s talk about the Commons

What caught your attention at the walk?
If you can change or improve something about the Egleston community what this will be
What is the Commons
What is gentrification?

The Commons

The Laundromat Project
http://laundromatproject.org/mapping-soulville

96 Acres
http://96acres.org/listen-to-stories

End of class:

1st log entry

Your bio: The students will write a paragraph introducing themselves in a small bio. Who are they? Where are they coming from? Interest? Dreams in life

1st impression of Egleston Square if you took photos please uploaded to the blog

Reading for next class
Boston Street Cars
http://www.bostonstreetcars.com/egleston-square.html
History time: The origin of Egleston Square’s name
http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/jamaica_plain/2011/11/history_time_the_origin_of_egl.html
http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/jamaica_plain/2011/11/history_time_the_origin_of_egl_1.html

Egleston Square Franklin Park Coalition
http://www.franklinparkcoalition.org/about-franklin-park/neighborhoods/egleston-square