There is a program at the National Building Museum that relates in part to Shaw. The program is called Investigating Where We Live, and uses photography, creative writing and exhibit design to teach DC and DC metropolitan area teens about the design process. The students have explored the neighborhoods of Shaw, Columbia Heights and the U Street Corridor, and documented it through photographs, drawing, writing and interviews.
The culmination is an exhibit about the three areas that the teens design and plan and that will be on display here in the Museum for five months. The opening of the exhibition will be on Friday, August 7, 2009, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the National Building Museum (401 F Street NW; Red line – Judiciary Square).
We have also started a blog about the program, which students are contributing their thoughts and photos to www.iwwl.blogspot.com