Mart, African American social hubs of the mid 1900s & Bacy Barber Shop
By Lance Green, Nicole DePalma, and Shannon Vanderhill
Our goal was to provide a map that would encourage the citizens of Mart to investigate their town’s hidden history. From the interviews, articles, and pictures we compiled, we put together a poster that communicates the information we found on one of the locations referenced in our map, the Bacy Barber Shop. We hope to continue this process and eventually have a poster on each of the places we have identified and more places that have gone unidentified throughout Mart, thus, enriching the future Mart with stories from the past.
By Kirsten Schroder, Kyle Scallon, and Ciara Wilkison
Walking around town with a high school sophomore named Trevor shed light on how Mart is perceived through the eyes of a resident. A taste of his memories, feelings and experiences is exhibited on our map of Mart.
A Week in Mart, Tx with Logan Evans
By Lauren Griffin, Karen Soriano, and Raquel Breternitz
Because we were interested in discovering and presenting a more personal perspective on Mart, TX, we interviewed a local high school student about his daily life. We converted the information we gathered into a spatial map of the main places he visits diurnally, supported by a schedule of a typical week in his life and a few interesting facts about each place. We also accompanied this infographic and map with a written bio to provide a clearer depiction of his personality.
Path of Projections
By Laura Cole, Chris Davis, and Lisa Rogers
Our Book details a single journey through town with Taylor Kennedy, a senior at Mart High School. Taylor and two other students, Lane Cobbs and Nicholas Allen, also visited us at UT. They provided their unique memories, perspectives, and observations relating to the places we encountered on our route, giving us a more youthful and personal view of Mart.
By Angie Calderon, Michael Jarrott, and Zac Norris
A dérive is a practice in psychogeography in which one goes on an unplanned journey throughout an urban environment, allowing one’s senses and external stimuli to influence the route taken. Upon arriving to Mart on October 10, 2011, we accompanied Mart High School student Daniel Kunkel on a dérive of our own. This book catalogs that journey and the peculiarities encountered.