Project Outputs

At the exhibition opening on April 12, 2015, the Fellows and Community Advisors gave a public presentation about the goals of the project and an overview of the work they did in the Community Design School.

We released Building the Community Design School at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in December 2015, and the Spanish edition in September 2016. This publication lends a comprehensive look at how an inclusive planning process can turn park-users into park-leaders. 

Desarrollo de la Escuela para el Diseño Comunitario en el Parque de Flushing Meadows

September 2016

Building the Community Design School at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

December 2015

World's Park Presentation

April 2015

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Project Activities

The Community Design School met every other week for 3 months at the Queens Museum. After a series of informal lessons, they created proposals to improve the access, connectivity, and circulation of the park to better serve the public’s needs. 

Activity Photos (63)

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Photo: William Michael Fredericks

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Fellow Jose Serrano-McClain gives a toast to the Community Advisors at the exhibition opening

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Community members adding their written feedback to the bulletin board 

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Feedback session with community advisors with Alba Preciado and Libertad Sanchez

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The public providing feedback to the community advisors on their proposals for the park at the opening of the You Are Here exhibition at the Queens Museum. 

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Feedback session with Jason Chin-Fatt, Community Advisor

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Feedback session with Larry Rosenbloom, Community Advisor

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Sarah Lidgus, Design Education Fellow, presenting the project to the public at the exhibition opening. 

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Sam Holleran, Participatory Design Fellow for The World's Park project, presenting the project at the exhibition opening. 

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Queens Museum director Laura Raicovich, Design Trust's Susan Chin, and community advisors listening to the presentation by the project team. 

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NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras at the opening of the exhibition

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Design Trust Fellow José Serrano-McClain introduces the project and the You Are Here exhibition at the opening 

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You Are Here exhibition

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The project timeline at theYou Are Here exhibition

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One of the team's proposals, "ARTrences" at theYou Are Here exhibition

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Visitors looking at some of the Community Advisors' proposals at the You Are Here exhibition

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You Are Here exhibition opening at the Queens Museum on April 12, 2015

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Public feedback at The World's Park first Community Forum 

Photo: William Michael Fredericks 

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Forum attendees offer their feedback to the Community Advisors at the first public forum for the project, on March 1, 2015. 

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Community Forum attendees listening to the Community Advisors present their ideas at the first public event for the project. 

Photo: William Michael Fredericks

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Design Trust Executive Director Susan Chin welcomes the public and introduces the Community Advisors.

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The public gathered for the first Community Forum for The World's Park project at the Queens Museum.

Photo: William Michael Fredericks

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The first Community Forum for The World's Park project was held on March 1, 2015 in the Queens Museum.

Photo: Sam Holleran

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Community Advisors folder

Photo: Sarah Lidgus

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Team discussion led by Design Trust Fellow Sam Holleran

Photo: Sam Holleran

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Team discussion led by Design Trust Fellow Sarah Lidgus

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Team Navigation

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Team Learning

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Team Opportunity

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Team Access

Photo: Sam Holleran

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A participant puts the finishing touches on their map before hanging it up at the second Community Design School session. 

Photo: Ozgur Gungor

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Community Design School participants hang up their maps of Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the group to see at the second session. 

Photo: Sam Holleran

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Design Education Fellow Sarah Lidgus starts off the second session of the Community Design School, called "Seeing the Park Differently." 

Photo: Sam Holleran

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A slide showing the ash dumps that covered the site before it was turned into Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 

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Some of the participants at the second session of our Community Design School. 

Photo: Sam Holleran

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Community Design School participant Larry Rosenbloom 

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One of the participants speaks to the group about her experience of the park. 

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The group discussing some of the connectivity problems and opportunities for Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 

Photo: Sam Holleran

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Design Education Fellow Sarah Lidgus adding wayfinding suggestions and ideas for the park to the wall. 

Map: Larry Rosenbloom

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Design School participant Larry Rosenblooms' map showing his experience of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 

Map: Jason Chin-Fatt

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Design School participant Jason Chin-Fatt's map illustrating his experience of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 

Map: Melissa Ortiz

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Design School participant Melissa Ortiz's map showing his experience of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 

Map: James Winans

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Design School participant James Winans' map showing his experience of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 

Illustration: Sam Holleran

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Community Design School participants used this map worksheet to diagram how they use Flushing Meadows Corona Park at the first session. 

Photo: Sam Holleran

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Community Design School participants filling out their "Get to Know Your Neighbor" questionnaire at the first session. 

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Community Design School participants filling out their "Get to Know Your Neighbor" questionnaire at the first session. 

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Project Fellows José Serrano-McClain and Sarah Lidgus start the first session of our Community Design School. 

Photo: Sam Holleran

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Participants in the Community Design School looking at the group's first assignment – a photo essay about Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 

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A Community Design School participant looking at a map of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 

Photo: Sam Holleran

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The main entrance to the Queens Museum, located inside Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Photo: Ozgur Gungor

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Participatory Design Fellow Sam Holleran talks about what the group will be making over the course of the Community Design School. 

Photo: Ozgur Gungor

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Design Education Fellow Sarah Lidgus introduces the concept of the Community Design School to the group of participants at the first session. 

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Janice Melnick, the administrator of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, introduces her neighbor to the group at the first Community Design School session. 

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A community advisor introduces her neighbor to the group at the first Community Design School session. 

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A community advisor introduces his neighbor at the first Community Design School session. 

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A community advisor introduces his neighbor to the group at the first Community Design School session. 

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A community advisor introduces her neighbor to the group at the first Community Design School session. 

Photo: Ozgur Gungor

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José Serrano-McClain introduces our Community Design School. 

Photo: Sam Holleran

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A workbook from the first session of the Community Design School. 

Photo: Sam Holleran

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Design Education Fellow Sarah Lidgus introduces the concept of wayfinding at the first session of the Community Design School. 

Photo: Sam Holleran

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Participants listening to Design Education Fellow Sarah Lidgus at the first session of the Community Design School. 

Photo: Sam Holleran

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Design Education Fellow Sarah Lidgus introduces the concept of wayfinding at the first session of the Community Design School. 

Photo: Sam Holleran

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Community Design School participants are filling out the "Get to Know Your Neighbor" questionnaire. 

Illustration: Sam Holleran

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At the first session of the Community Design School, the participants used this questionnaire to learn about their neighbor and introduce him or her to the full group. 

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