In cities across America, gentrification is changing the face of historic neighborhoods, where the loss of affordable housing - and mass displacement - has become the new norm. Today, we are thrilled to release "We Are Here: Stories of Displacement and Resistance," an interactive video produced in partnership with our newest collaborators, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project in San Francisco.
This layered interactive video begins with the story of Benito Santiago - Filipino artist, teacher, and community advocate - who, like many, is being evicted from his longtime affordable home in rapidly gentrifying San Francisco. At the core of Benito’s story is California’s Ellis Act, a controversial state law that has been used to aid evictions since the 1990s. Throughout his story, we've woven in layers of additional multimedia content, including portraits of other community members facing eviction, and maps, data and protest footage from the grassroots anti-eviction movement challenging rapacious landlords and tech companies. There are also articles and research drawing connections with the affordable housing crises happening in Chicago, New Orleans and New York City. View the interactive video here.
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LandofOpportunity is an experimental web platform that explores post-crisis community (re)building in America. The innovative platform merges compelling multimedia storytelling with curated data, research, and calls to action in one collaborative interactive space. Currently in Beta, LandofOpportunity features an interactive video player that allow users to explore and compare layered narratives about the people and processes that are shaping our increasingly vulnerable landscapes. Partners in different communities can create, curate and share their own multi-layered stories, laying a foundation for communication and knowledge-sharing across places, issues, and sectors.
The Land of Opportunity is an experimental web platform that explores post-crisis community (re)building in America. Their innovative platform merges compelling multimedia storytelling with curated data, research, and calls to action in one collaborative interactive space. Stay tuned! https://vimeo.com/126548745
Featuring stories by Ben Marcel Santiago, Rio Yañez, Evan Wolkenstein, Claudia Tirado, Renita Valdez, and more!