Thanks to funding from the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship at Bowling Green State University, I will be spending my summer in Boston collecting information about artist housing through interviews with these residents.
For this project, I will spend eight weeks in Boston visiting and studying its neighborhoods through collecting interviews, pictures and videos to capture the way in artists communities fit into the complex cultural and literal city landscape. The following fall semester, I will synthesize the information into both a qualitative analysis and a multimedia presentation.
As a sociology and journalism student, I have been given the unique opportunity to gain the skills which allow me to view populations from many different perspectives. Adding to my unique position and my interest in art as a result of my upbringing, culture and those categories which enhance the human experience. Because of this, I was originally drawn to study the diverse population of Boston from the perspective of its cultural and artistic neighborhood centers. However, after speaking with various artists in the area, it became clear to me that there was a deeper subject within their housing situations and community areas.
The menu at the top of this page provides links to the various aspects of my work and will be updated and edited in real time as the project progresses. Click here to read my original project proposal. Click here to read my concluding research report.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact me!