UVA ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS EXHIBIT PROPOSALS FOR A NEW EMANCIPATION PARK

Thirteen graduate and undergraduate students from UVA School of Architecture spent last fall researching, conceptualizing and developing proposals for the redesign of Emancipation Park in Charlottesville. As part of Professor Karen Van Lengen’s fall 2017 research studio, students addressed the complex relationships between history, narrative, identity and public space, embedded within the park.

“Following the events in August, [an Emancipation Park redesign] seemed like an appropriate problem to pose to our students.” The overall goal was to rethink an urban space “so more people could use it and understand its history, and also move forward,” Van Lengen said.

Read more about the proposals developed by School of Architecture graduate students, James Atkins, Samuel Johnson, and Mert Kansu.

Their work, along with others in the studio, is on display at CitySpace in downtown Charlottesville for the month of February.

Read more about the proposals developed by School of Architecture graduate students, James Atkins, Samuel Johnson, and Mert Kansu.

Their work, along with others in the studio, is on display at CitySpace in downtown Charlottesville for the month of February.