Project 1- Research, Data, Precedents and Prototypes



I emailed the community groups that does work in and for Williamsburg, and approached them to talk so that I can have local information.

average standart applies to neighborhoods/ quality of life looks the same

Krzysztof: invisible people having a visibility

Data Set I Researched:

I thought that this data was really useful but it doesn’t name Q1 09-Q2 09-Q3 09-Q4 09 specifically, and it is not clear on where those places are and where the data is from; but I can use the indicators to further my research on the gentrified area.

This data showed the demographic data according to the zip codes and I wanted to use Williamsburg as my main location but also I want my project to be applicaple to most of the places.

9 Precedents (Related Work for Technology, Audience, Experience):



I want my prototypes to explore the implementation, role and look/feel. My audience will be the people who live in the area, was living there for a long time and the people who just moved it and is gentrifying the area. I want both sides to be involved in the public art.

The execution will be analog, I want it to be interactive with the residents: either a video, interviews, or public art. I want it to have the connection of the old and the new (something like embroidered photographs). I want the feeling the audience will get after the interaction will be engagement.


The first one explores how it can be a public art where people come and add playdough on top of eachother to create new scenes in the existing background. While people add more and more, the beginning stages will be lost/covered and possibly the color of the playdough will change when you mix them on top of eachother.

In this one, the paper was double sided and it reflected on how the data is changed due to gentrification.





In this prototype, I wanted to make the changes (such as in the look of the places, people/cultures, and cost) visible by connecting them to eachother.







In this one, you can lift the paper to see how the buildings looked before gentrification.

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