Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Check out the Columbia Heights Media Project

Found something pretty cool the other day: Columbia Heights Media Project, a website and project designed to show and describe the neighborhood.

The project's goal is to find what sorts of pictures and videos are already out there about the neighborhood, to encourage people to make more videos, and then to distribute them to the media. The site has a ton of content from Youtube and Vimeo, a lot about gentrification. In my personal opinion it could be a bit more balanced, but there's still a lot to go around.

I especially liked this photo essay.

Columbia Heights from News21 on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

urg gentrification. i have lived in columbia heights for 6 years and I have noticed that gentrification is a slow process. CH has been gentrifying for 10 years - thats a pretty long time and there's still plenty of non hipsters and non yuppies in the hood, and lots of houses/yards that need improvement. gentrification in CH might plateau in 10 years. given that it will take 20 years for CH to plateau - thats a freaking long time.