Field school students talk about their experience
Field school is interdisciplinary
About Washington Park
A Typical Day
"We’re not studying it. We’re joining in the oral history. We’re not telling someone else’s story. We are helping them tell their story."
--George Ananchev (2014) on the collaborative nature of the Field School
"I expect somebody not to have time because they are too busy, but maybe they do—even if they are busy working and taking care of their family, maybe the fact that somebody asked for an interview is enough for them to be interested. That is a kind of classed bias that I came into it with that while I was in it and coming out of it I’ve had to reexamine."
--George Ananchev (2014) on challenging beliefs
"I guess I called it a neighborhood study. I had a minor in anthropology so there you learn about ethnographies. A large part of it was ethnographic. You go and you ask and you observe but in the end you take it and analyze it. You do something with it."
--George Ananchev (2014) on the interdisciplinary focus of the Field School
"Some people would be talking about different parts around the city of Milwaukee that don’t correlate with our boundaries of it. So boundaries and labels. The language we use to designate what’s Washington Park and what isn’t."
--George Ananchev (2014) on the co-creation of neighborhood narratives
Experience of Field School
Professional Evaluation of the project
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