Category: History/Heritage/Culture: Lives lost

A place to remember and share hopes for the future.

There is no good reason to bury a child. Thereis no justification for why this unnatural acthas become normal in Hazelwood. Here, we recognize the countless individuals who have felt the pain of saying goodbye to loved ones whose lives were cut short by street violence.

One interview was too many. When does it stop?

This past Saturday, February 25th, many Hazelwood community members gathered at the local fire station to sign up for occupational training and tell the stories of their loved ones. As part of the Precious Keepsakes event, Hazelwood folk were asked to bring items that belonged to or reminded them of their lost friends and family ...

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Livelihood of a place, identity and opportunity

The project began when we visited the Center of Life for the first time to meet community members living in Hazelwood. The evening consisted of icebreaker activities, CMU students sharing the stories of their significant objects, the residents discussing and sharing stories about the past and present concerns about Hazelwood. The discussion covered Hazelwood’s economic, ...

Giving Face to the Narrative

1.22.17 Establishing the Frameworks  As we begin to understand and uncover the direction that our group and class is taking in order to tell the story we want, we realized that there needed to be some shifts in our perspective and mission. Initially, our ideas were meaningful as they were rooted with instinctual and individualized ...

Concept Mapping: Livelihood, Identity, and Opportunity

Above is a concept map we created from the insights we gained from interviewing members of the Hazelwood community. We categorized these insights based on three themes, Livelihood, Identity, and Opportunity. These three themes make up what we interpret as Lost Lives. We had to quickly move from uncovering insights, to throwing out some ideas ...

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Team 5 Update 2/4/2017

Team 5, Brian, Vicky, and Justin, wanted to discuss what we think our theme “Lives Lost” means. To us, “Lives Lost” is more than just about death. We interpret it as subjects such “Lost Opportunities”, “Lost Livelihood”, and “Lost Identity”. We’re purposely giving the topic of “Lives Lost” a broader definition, including but not limited ...