Knowlton Landscape Faculty Receive NEA Challenge America Award for Hart Island Project
The Hart Island Project has been awarded a Challenge America Award of $10,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts. Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Jake Boswell and Lecturers in the Landscape Architecutre Section Jack Gruber and Brendan Ayer are collaborators on the project.
The Hart Island Project is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Challenge America award of $10,000. This grant will support Landscape of Hope which will offer visions of a future landscape on Hart Island in collaboration with Jake Boswell, Jack Gruber and Brendan Ayer, professors in Landscape Architecture at Ohio State University, Knowlton School of Architecture.
New York's City Cemetery on Hart Island occupies 131 acres in the Long Island Sound on the eastern edge of the Bronx. Since 1869, prison labor has been used to bury unclaimed and unidentified New Yorkers in mass graves of 150 adults or 1000 infants. Until 2014, these graves were inaccessible to families of the buried.
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