Cities are ever-evolving organisms, but a community can lose its character when a long-established neighborhood suddenly becomes hip. Who has a right to the city?
The Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., was once dismissed as the wrong side of the river. Now, it is turning into a housing hotspot as the city sees an influx of newer, wealthier residents move into older, poorer neighborhoods. Gentrification is a flashpoint for communities from Houston to Harlem and beyond. We’ll explore this longtime fight for affordable housing through an innovative community museum that empowers local residents—kids and adults—to tell the stories of their changing neighborhoods.
Posted: 19 September 2018