Gentrification in Richmond

In this project students explored gentrification in Richmond, but I wanted to experiment with alternative ways for them to present their work that did not involve research papers or in-class presentations. Working with the Alt Lab at VCU, they designed a map on which students could locate sites of gentrification. Students presented their findings through […]

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East End Cemetery

a student taking a picture of a headstone in east end cemetary

East End is a historic African American cemetery in Henrico County, Virginia. Established in 1897 next to Evergreen Cemetery, East End is the final resting place of an estimated 13,000 people, among them some of the most prominent black Richmonders of the turn of the 20th century: Rosa D. Bowser, a pioneering educator and civic leader; Hezekiah F. Jonathan, a […]

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Made in Church Hill

a public park overlooking the james river from church hill

Church Hill, one of Richmond’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, is in the midst of a profound transformation. Often described as up-and-coming and cool, it is also a place whose ethnic, racial, and economic composition has changed drastically over the last century. Through image, word, and sound, Made in Church Hill expressed this community’s transformation, […]

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