Imagine if developers, designers, planners, and city agencies valued youth as stakeholders when it came to creating our outdoor public places—how would they look? With this question in mind, the summer 2019 Investigating Where We Live participants visited D.C. parks and neighborhoods and considered what makes a public space inclusive, accessible, and welcoming. Working with artists, experts in the built environment and museums, and community members, participants designed and installed this exhibition to share their vision for public green space to foster community expression, build confidence in its visitors, and promote sustainability.
Teens interested in applying for or learning more information can visit our Teen Programs page. Investigating Where We Live, awarded the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award in 2013, is a five-week urban exploration and exhibition design program at the Museum for teens. Youth explore the city, learn various forms of artistic expression, meet creative professionals, and design and install a museum exhibition.