Uprooted by Gentrification, Learning to Architect the Future

In booming Nashville, Tennessee, explosive growth is displacing students and teachers from parts of the city. But through an inventive urban design course, a rising generation of middle school students are getting schooled on the forces (including segregation) that laid the groundwork for gentrification. They're preparing to become the agents of Nashville's development.

  • Joel Serin-Christ
  • Joel Serin-Christ
  • Joel Serin-Christ
  • Faviola Leyva
  • One Day Films
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    10 minutes 19 seconds
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    February 5, 2020
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Joel Serin-Christ

Joel Serin-Christ (Greater Philadelphia ‘10) is the Director of Digital Production for One Day where he uses his multidisciplinary background to produce video stories and digital experiences that inform and inspire audiences and imagine an equitable future. His prior experiences include coaching and developing teachers and matching equity-driven educational professionals with leadership jobs. He studied professional writing for multimedia at the University of California, Santa Barbara and received his M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania where he presented his thesis in the form of a documentary film. He lives in Berkeley, CA near his childhood home where he enjoys trying new recipes and weekend pick-up soccer games.

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