TNP Will Exhibit Designs For Garden District House

WARREN, Ohio – Students from The New School in New York City will present an exhibit featuring ideas for new designs and uses for a house in Warren’s Garden District from 5 to 7 p.m. June 6 at The Short Cut Gallery, 141 W. Market St.

Through a collaborative project with the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, students at the university explored “new ways of living and working in small cities with a focus on re-envisioning abandoned domestic structures,” TNP said in announcing the event. The house students redesigned is 355 Washington St. NE.

The exhibit, “Designing New Live-Work Spaces: Redesigning the housing of the Garden District neighborhood,” marks the third year of collaboration between Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and The New School’s Parsons School of Design and Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy. This year’s emphasis was on using healthier building materials.

“Our aim is to influence the housing sector to reduce toxic chemical exposure throughout the entire life cycle of a building material,” said Alison Mears, director of the Parsons Healthy Materials Lab at The New School. “Healthier material options should be available not just to those who can afford them, but to everyone.”

Also featured at the exhibit are photographs from DeShawn Scott, who was commissioned to document the painting of a mural in the Garden District and interactions between the artist, Amy Novelli, and nearby residents.

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