Gentrification Final Presentation


The impact of gentrification on the communities/Loss of Culture




NYC Open Data: property (city owned as well as leased), school districts, homeless population


Related work

-The Public Art Project which Invites Gentrifiers to Confess Their Sins: Gentrifiers Anonymous

-Design Ignites Change/Welcome: Gentrification Offsetting: will empower local communities to better comprehend and confront the effects of gentrification for themselves, rather than relying on city governments and housing developers with conflicted interests. The project will involve three main phases: gentrification indexing, footprinting, and offsetting.

-Urban Displacement Project Considers Transit’s Role on Gentrification: The Urban Displacement Project’s interactive map feature allows users to view data on housing, income and other demographics by county or city to better understand or predict where gentrification and exclusion is happening in the bay area. photo courtesy urban displacement project.

-A Gentrification in Progress banner is shown in front of the Brooklyn Museum in New York during a protest by the Artists Studio Affordability Project on November 17, 2015.

-Now Poblenou: An Art and Social Project about Poblenou, a Barcelona neighbourhood under gentrification, led by the artist Jupiterfab. Murals, interviews, documentary.

-Award-winning proposals: tackle the city’s public space inequity. The Design Trust for Public Space’s Public for All winners will address need in the city’s public plazas and provide South Bronx residents a forum in the development of underutilized city-owned land



Public, Interactive, Broad                 Engagement Strategy, Audience

Subject, Audience                               Execution, No Visuals

Audience                                               Topic

Public Space                                         Zero Interaction. No Touch&Manipulation

Data, Topic, Intent                             City Location

Need, Public                                        Execution, Intent


Design process/prototypes


-Mission Playground is not For Sale

-Documentary: Los Sures (Produced over 5 years by 60 artists at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, LIVING LOS SURES is an expansive project about the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Known by its long-term Latino residents as Los Sures, the neighborhood was one of the poorest in New York City in the late 70s and early 80s.)

-Contacting local community organizations such as Churches United For Fair Housing (CUFFH) and the Doe Fund.


“Wizard of Oz” prototype:



Final “Wizard of Oz” prototype:

-In class

-Interaction with the audience

-Public art

-Contribution of the people

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