Design Your Neighborhood

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Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four 




Images from the Documentary Premiere, January 2012

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Photo Credit: Patrick Sheehan



Design Your Neighborhood Particpants

“Making Nashville a more livable, safe and exciting city for Youth”


Design Your Neighborhood is a unique four-week internship experience for Nashville inner city Youth focused on architecture, urban design and planning, graphic design, and filmmaking. The youth are exploring issues related to design with highly trained professionals and city leaders. The program culminates with participants creating video shorts and a movie poster that will compliment a documentary movie based on their experiences. The documentary will be submitted to film festivals in Nashville and across the country. This is truly an once-in-a-lifetime experience for youth and adults alike!  


This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Art Works.  DYN serves NEA’s overarching goal that “the arts contribute to the strengthening of communities.

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Design Your Neighborhood Project Summary   

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Project Summary (PDF, 3.3MB) 



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Week One: Introduction to Design

Partner Organizations and Team Members


Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Oasis Center

Carolyn McDonald - Writer/Producer/Director

Additional generous support provided by:
James Stephen Turner Family Foundation
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This project was funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works. 
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