Use your classmate as a brainstorming partner, walking around downtown together and discuss your impressions and thoughts so that you each start to see how the other 'sees' a subject. Learn to see through their eyes.
You will each make a piece, in your own medium, but again, you will, at some point, share with each other (teach) the techniques and ideas involved (as if you're training them to take over your job). This first week, each person will make one piece.
Working together on a single piece, again with downtown Providence as the theme. You will develop and create a single piece together. So this second week each pair creates 1 piece.