Public & Collaborative NYC presents Reframing Melrose A service that connects the cultural diversity of the community.Aly Blenkin on [ Cultural Diversity ]
Problems and OpportunitiesThe general public has a biased viewtowards the Bronx and the unsolved smallproblems in daily life reduce potential positiveactions from the community.How might we rediscover the value ofculturally diverse perspectives within theSouth Bronx?
Service IdeaThe service aims to facilitate a conversationbetween cultures that generates aprogressive and open space for exchangingideas, which raises awareness andrediscovers the potential in Melrose. Theservice utilizes the youthful and vibrantculture of the community as a means toeducate and address opportunities for socialproblems.
Service IdeaIn collaboration with Rebel Diaz ArtsCollective, an organization who provides aspace for performances, educationalworkshops, and multi-media training,Reframing Melrose will achieve its aims ofproviding a safe space for cultural exchangeas well as in enabling youth by giving valueto their ideas.
How It WorksCommunity actions W o r k s h o p s Reframing porblems - BX RDAC c o m m u n i t y l e a r n i n g S o c i a l i n t e r a c t i o n S i t e S u p p o r t : M a t e r i a l S u p p o r t : T e c h n i c a l S u p p o r t : P u b l i c S p a c e : ( R D A C - B X ) O n l i n e P l a t f o r m CAmeras V a c a n t L o t s Event P l a s t i c f r a m e s Organizer S i d e w a l k s + S t r e e t s C o m m u n i t y P e r m o t i o n a l truck R e p r e s e n t a t i v e P u b l i c H o u s i n g Public
Expected OutcomesThrough principled sharing and collaborationReframing Melrose will bridge the gapbetween culturally diverse youth in hopes forMelrose to thrive further, faster, together.
Main Actors Community Young RDAC-BX Representative People The Rebel Diaz Arts (Gonzalo Venegas) Collective • Doing the Activities • Hosting eventsRole • Creating activities • Engaging the community • Spreading the world • Spreading the word • • Providing tools and materials • Engaging different cultures • Empower the youth and the • A need for change • Empower youthMotivation future of Melrose • Express their individual opinion • Enhance the activist • Create a sense of community • Joining efforts with other community activists • Bridge gaps between different cultures • Leader • Providing a safe environmentCapabilities • Creative Teacher • Engage the community • Supporting the youth • Communicative • Directly improve problem • Advertising • Bridge gaps between cultures areas