More specifically, the Edge Project was interested in civic and cultural institutions bringing cutting-edge digital media into their youth educational programs. It was equally interested in where this type of programming can be a disruptive force challenging the educators and/or the institutional cultural to work on the edge of their comfort level.
At the end of the day, we wanted to better understand the following question: How do institutions find their balance working on this edge?
Global Kids’ Edge Projects explored this and other questions over two years (2009-2011) through a series of short-term educational programs developed and implemented in partnership with a variety of national civic and cultural institutions that are exemplars within their communities of practice:
- The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (Charlotte, NC)
- Dane County Jail (Madison, WI)
- The Field Museum (Chicago, IL)
- Jail North (Charlotte, NC)
- Madison Public Library (Madison, WI)
- MOUSE (NY, NY)
- The Museum For African Art (NY, NY)
- The New York Public Library (NY, NY)
- The Noguchi Museum (NY, NY)
- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, D.C.)