Juxtaposition project

The way to get here is exactly 4 minutes away from city tech , all you must do is exit through the tillary st exit and make a right walking down and then take a left crossing the street towards McLaughlin park , after you want to keep walking upwards to city tech’s midway building and look across the street and you’ve made it.

This juxtaposition here is by how the old church building is near the new modern building. The contrast is shown by how the church has an old and religious architecture by how the dome and cross is in top with an statue on the middle. Meanwhile the modernization building which might be for living or working offices has many large windows and is much more if a flat surface building with a stacking type of structure on top.


Juxtapostion Project



To get here from City tech, you’ll have to leave the school from the Johnson st exit, then across the street and you’ll find yourself on Adams st, and quickly back on Johnson st. You then walk down a block on Johnson st and make a left turn and find yourself towards the west of Cadman Plaza, so you across the street, make a right, and make your way onto Pierrepont st. From there you walk 4 blocks down, and that’s when you’ll reach 70 Pierrepont st, where i took this picture.


This picture is a great example of Juxaposition because it shows two diffrent buildings next to each other. On the left side, you see an old type of brick design, and by looking at the building, you can tell it’s been around for quite some time. And on the right side, you see a more modern look type of building, with a newer look to it.

Juxtaposition Project

So If you want to get here from city tech, you find your nearest 4 train, Bronx bound, uptown, and travel all the way to 161st Yankee Stadium. Its an hour ride so hang in there. Once you get to 161st, you leave the train station and you’ll be right near the stadium. Head towards the Tunnel right under grand concourse and it will lead you right at the corner of the Family court building which is the building at the right of the picture.

You could really tell the juxtaposition here. The left showcases an old, rusty, untouched part of the street which as you can tell has been there for years and became history. The brown, old building structure. This really contrasts from the building on the right which is much more modern and a completely different building structure and material/color.

Reminder: Homework posts due 10/22

Last week for homework you contemplated whether you wanted to research before your Project #3 walk or allow your exploration to be more spontaneous.

For Tuesday (10/22):

  • Choose the location of your overlap.
  • Pinpoint your location on a map (let’s try using this map)
  • In a post on our OpenLab Ways of Seeing site (Category=ENG1101 Project #3, Tag=discover, juxtposition, and anything else you want), include your photograph, and write your process for walking there so someone else can get there, too. This should be more detailed than Google Maps directions would be by including descriptions of landmarks to help someone travel the same path you did, noticing the same things you did. This is one example of what is called process writing.
  • Another important type of writing for students in your major is descriptive writing. Describe your location, including all sensory experiences you had at the location.
  • Identify the juxtaposition, and explain the elements of the overlap. Explain how your photograph frames the location. How does it capture your juxtaposition—or how can’t it capture it?
  • If you chose to do any research prior to your walk or following your walk, write about it here.

Homework due 10/17

In class on Tuesday, we began discussing Project #3: Ways of Seeing Juxtapositions. Before you embark on your walk in the City Tech vicinity, I ask you to decide if you want to do research first or just set out and explore. In a comment on this post, please write which approach you’re taking (research before exploring or not). Whether you choose to do research first or not, consider what research you could do if you wanted to have a plan, what questions you might ask, and what resources you might consult to find the answers.

It might seem like doing research first is more work–that’s possible. But doing research first might allow you to find a juxtaposition that you’re really interested in. Writing about something you’re interested in will certainly make for a better writing experience than something you don’t care about at all, so the research could be time well spent.

Still, there is something exciting about setting out on an adventure with no sense of what will happen or where you will go. Research could follow based on what you see and what you want to pursue further.