My Own Private Playground (2015)

 

The Round School — Greeley, Colorado

Leaving the school, I took this final shot of the playground…my playground for an hour or so trying to figure out how and why this place was just left open for me to wander around in…

Modified Nikon D100 (Near Infrared capture)

More of my work can be seen here

Greeley, Colorado

Robert Marsala

The Not So Open School (2015)

 

The Round School — Greeley, Colorado

The open school design rejected small classrooms for large open spaces, was a short-lived educational plan developed in the 1960s. By design, students and teachers from all grades were encouraged to interact and thereby foster learning opportunities. A plan undone by the reality of noise and  the instructors inability to focus on each child – so these large spaces were broken up by portable room dividers – effectively undoing the open school plan from the inside out…

Nikon D800

More of my work can be seen here

Greeley, Colorado

Robert Marsala