Daniel Schwartz

Class Year: 
2010
Hometown: 
Atlanta, GA
Other majors or minors: 
Photography Minor
Areas of interest: 

Multimedia journalism and documentaries, immigration, juggling

Career/Career Ambitions: 
I am currently working as a research assistant in the new Chair of Architecture and Urban Design at the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). I am managing the office's multimedia and IT work, and this spring I will co-teach a class on the intersection of urbanism and cinema. The professors I work under also run an interdisciplinary design firm called Urban-Think Tank (www.u-tt.com), for which I serve as the Associate Director of Films. We are currently producing several short films and a photo book about urban issues and solutions in the global south.
Thesis Topic: 
Storytelling in the Original and New Sanctuary Movements
Fieldwork Placement: 
The Philadelphia City Paper, News Reporting

My article, "Searching for a New Sanctuary Movement" was published in Dissent Magazine. I used the research from my senior seminar paper and Urban Studies Honors class as the basis for this article.