Third Ward Map Illustration for Cite Magazine
Thankful to be a part of this team of very talented architects and thinkers. We were recently awarded a grant from Rice University for our Third Ward research project that traces the history of the space in Houston. I created a multilayered painting on five large sheets of plexiglass that examines each aspect of Third Ward’s identity between 1943 and 2017.
Our goal was to tell a story that’s never been told before concerning the effects of the construction of Highway 288 and the desegregation of schools and other public facilities during the 1960’s.
There will be three iterations of our research project. The first version will be an illustration and article in Cite architecture magazine. The second will be an art exhibit which will be displayed in the Third Ward at Emancipation Park and Project Row Houses. The piece of art will be supported by the third iteration, a textbook that we’ll create to be used as an educational tool for schools that are located in Third Ward Houston.
This is a huge opportunity for all of us to convey a meaningful story about the unique history of the city of Houston. None of this would be possible without the help of Nicola Springer, Ernesto Alfaro, Marie Alfaro, Andrew Albers and Raj Mankad. The magazine will be out next month and the art exhibition and textbook will be on public display in the fall of 2018.