The (so-called) Trenton Project Presents: Individually, Together
May 20, 2020 · 5:00 pm—7:00 pm EDT · via Zoom – Registration Required
Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities
The (so-called) Trenton Project Presents: Individually, Together. Student Films Made at Home in Spring 2020
Register in advance for the conversation here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
See the films prior to the discussion.
They’ll be available starting May 19th.
Please join us for a discussion of the short student films students from URB 202. Normally, in this seminar, we hold a lens to Trenton and learn about how communities work by examining the lives of Trentonians. This year, from the seclusion of our own homes, we set out to build community by sharing our own stories. Taken together, the films that have emerged these semester – in eight short weeks – suggest that our job as artists and media-makers in this pandemic is to acknowledge the wide range of experiences we’re facing, while also creating what commentator Ezra Klein has called “a collective understanding of we’re going through individually together.”
You are invited to watch the films ahead of time and then join the online discussion with the filmmakers on May 20 at 5pm.
– Purcell Carson, The Trenton Project, Princeton University
– Katharine Reed, ’19, Global History Lab
– Sadia Shepard, writer and filmmaker, Wesleyan University
– David Stirk, Dean of Butler College