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Investigating Where We Live: Connecting With Anacostia

July 28, 2012 - June 9, 2013

Investigating Where We Live (IWWL) is a four week summer program at the National Building Museum for teens from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Participants use digital cameras, creative writing, interviews, and their own observations to explore, document, and interpret the built environment in D.C. neighborhoods. This year’s exhibit explores Anacostia, a historically rich and developing neighborhood east of the Anacostia River. After collecting and sorting through their images, writing, art, and interviews, the teens planned, curated, and installed an exhibit of their perspective on Anacostia.


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Investigating Where We Live: Connecting with Anacostia explores this neighborhood through the themes of “community,” diversity,” and “change.”

Since IWWL began in 1996, 500 teens have explored and interpreted neighborhoods across the District, and created visual ways of expressing themselves. Learn how to participate in IWWL next summer!

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Feel free to comment, share stories about these neighborhoods, or respond to the participants’ photos!

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