Perceptions of the Midway: An Ethnographic Study
Art in Place
Artist and Hamline University student James Jefferson worked with his classmates to create a film about student and permanent resident perspectives on the Midway area.
The Hamline University Anthropology Senior Seminar created a visual ethnography about the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul. James and his classmates arranged focus groups and conducted interviews with residents of the neighborhood. A large goal of the seminar was to bring people together to talk about the neighborhood and learn from each other. The class then arranged a film premiere at the Turf Club on October 24th 2012, and invited all of the participants and community members to screen the film. The film served as a conversation starter for this well-attended event. Checkerboard Pizza was also served.
The community collaborator was the Hamline Midway Coalition/District Council 11, a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to making the Hamline Midway neighborhood a better place to live, learn, work, and play.
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Midway Conversations: Film Premiere and Neighborhood Discussion
10/24/2012 at 5:00PM
In the Spring of 2012, a Hamline University senior seminar studying visual anthropology collaborated with Midway neighborhood residents to study the varying perceptions of our neighborhood. The project involved focus groups and interviews with a variety of people who call the Midway home. The class has prepared a 30-minute documentary film that highlights the results of their research. With the help of the Turf Club and Irrigate, the class would like to premiere the film and follow it with a moderated conversation about our neighborhood. This is a free, all ages event and we invite everyone to come and share their opinions. **Location: The Turf Club, 1601 University Avenue, St. Paul, MN **Time: Wednesday, October 24th Doors open at 5pm, Program from 5:30—7:00 For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/146798748799931/