Category: Shelby, Karen

Kissena Park’s Korean War Memorial

The Korean War is often referred to as “The Forgotten War”, but is this reference a disingenuous representation of historical events? In this project, I examine Kissena Park’s Korean War Memorial and how it can be further improved in order to pay homage to the soldiers from Queens who lost their lives during the war without ignoring the war from Korea’s perspective.

The Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village

For my STEAM project, I decided to make some alterations to the landmark that is the Stonewall Inn. My additions were decided based on making the location and neighborhood more “alive” and active towards the message created by the LGBTQ+ community after the Stonewall Riots.

The Statue of Liberty

Everyone knows about the iconic Statue of Liberty. But do you know the history of the infamous statue and area that it was placed on? What new and exciting alterations could be done to the Statue of Liberty we have recognized for so long?

Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument

This presentation features a brief history on the Women’s rights Pioneers monument located in Central Park and explores the life of three women activists who are not talked about as much, but still made significant contributions to the women’s suffrage movement. A new monument will be proposed at the end of the presentation to bring the stories of other women’s rights activists to the public’s attention.

Strawberry Fields Central Park

Thousands of tourists go to Strawberry Fields everyday to commemorate the life of late Beatle, John Lennon. Is there somebody else that we could celebrate for their dedication to John Lennon and to making Strawberry Fields a more welcoming place?

Confucius Monument, Chinatown

Confucius traveled to China in hopes for spreading his ideas on morals that would contribute to the restoration of prosperity, justice and order. Similarly, to China, in New York City’s Chinatown generations of family members work together to preserve their community and cultural heritage. The statue of a famous philosopher is a reminder to honor the authentic traditions of the nation.