SEE/CHANGE is a video art project that puts a human face on how population change and revitalization is affecting the Park View and Pleasant Plains neighborhoods of lower Georgia Avenue in Washington, DC.
Many dynamic civic groups have been working along Lower Georgia Avenue (LGA) to activate the neighborhood with window walks, street festivals, street cleaning, business improvement initiatives, and safety measures. Many new businesses have opened. Many new residents have moved to the neighborhood. Homes are being renovated and new businesses are being started. Revitalization projects are underway. These changes affect many unseen residents and business owners, old and new, across the racial and socioeconomic spectrum. SEE/CHANGE will show their faces.
Video portraits of residents and business owners who live and work along LGA will be projected from within vacant and other spaces and on the sides of buildings along the corridor. The dynamic, light-filled projections will enliven the streetscape at night. Commuters and pedestrians will see that they are passing through a thriving and diverse community. Video stories told by residents about their neighborhood will be posted online.
This project will take place at storefronts along lower Georgia Avenue in NW, Washington, DC.
SEE/CHANGE is a creative placemaking project imagined and produced by Citizen Innovation Lab and Pink Line Project, funded by the D.C. Office of Planning and the Kresge Foundation as part of the Crossing the Street initiative.