Investigating Where We Live
Investigating Where We Live brings together teens, ages 13-18, from across the D.C. metropolitan area to share their views of Washington, D.C.
You will use photography and exhibition design as a means of understanding D.C. and describing how the city is changing. As the culmination of the program, you plan, design, and install a museum exhibition that features your insights and work. Your exhibition will be on display in the Museum for up to eleven months.
The 2015 exhibition, Investigating Where We Live: New Monuments Revealed, explores the District through the lens of its monuments, memorials, and commemorative spaces. It will be on display until June 6, 2016.
In the program, you will:
- Design and install a one-of-a-kind exhibition that over 25,000 people will visit
- Explore D.C. and meet the people who live here
- Learn how to take great photographs and develop a portfolio of your work
- Work with photographers, designers, and museum staff
- Keep your camera at the end of the program
- Fulfill up to 70 hours of community service requirements for school
- Receive a Family Membership to the National Building Museum
When is it?
Investigating Where We Live meets for 15 sessions over five weeks in the summer from 9 am to 2:30 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Up to 35 participants are selected each summer.
2016 Program dates:
- July: 5–7, 12–14, 19–21, 26–28
- August: 2–4
- Exhibition Opening: Friday, August 5, 6:30–8:30 pm
How do I apply?
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Investigating Where We Live is generously supported by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; DAVIS Construction; Aon/Huntington T. Block Insurance; and two anonymous donors. Geppetto Catering, Inc. is the official meal provider for Teen Programs at the National Building Museum.