Saturday, February 16, 2013

Essex St Academy Rooftop Graffiti

Essex Street Academy is a public school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  But it isn't just any public school, it is one of the most innovative schools I've ever come in contact with.  They are part of a coalition of schools that is exempt from taking the NYS Regents Exams and instead have students present extensive projects- this lends to more a interesting and creative style of teaching and very engaged students.  

A Panoramic View of the ESA Roof!
I think the graffiti art/skate park roof of this school pretty much says it all.  This open air space transports you beyond the hustle and bustle of the city streets.  Wanted to share some photos of the incredible work that artists have contributed to the space.  
How can we transform spaces, education, and our every day lives?
Essex Street Academy is certainly headed in the right direction!

Margo Isadora

Parsons students entering the rooftop.
Me in Valentines Day pink, matching the graffiti!

Strong Images

Graphic Graffiti

Skate Park on the roof of a High School?!

Colorful Creativity

Friends and I on the roof!

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