Over the course of this semester, I have done extensive research on the Shaw/U Street neighborhood in Washington D.C. I begun research on this area by visiting a location selected from Ruben Castaneda’s book S Street Rising. The location I chose was The O Street Market, which was recently renovated into a Giant Supermarket. While visiting […]
Project II: Mapping Commonplaces Mode 2
Project II: Mapping Commonplaces Mode 1
Through researching and visiting my site, I discovered strong racial and class tensions between members of the Shaw community. As the Shaw neighborhood undergoes rapid development, older residents feel as if they have lost their voice. Looking through testimonies of residents, and scholarly articles, I discovered there has been a shift in the identity to […]
wow This is a link to a video I recently watched, where you can see a glacier the size of Manhattan break off and descend into the ocean. The video is time lapse but this catastrophic event happened within the span of 75 minutes. This relates to the class because as we talk about the […]
Here is a picture of my site while it is undergoing plans for development. On the fence surrounding the building you can see a sign for someone running for office.
This is a picture of Shaw near my site back when it was known to be “Black Broadway.” Government sponsored projects have drastically shifted the demographics of the Shaw neighborhood.
This is a mural painted near my site, showing the neighborhoods appreciation for its African American heritage. Although the government has put funding towards development projects that have been known to displace African Americans in this area, they should also put funding towards projects like this so Shaw’s older residents know it is still […]
This is a sign outside my site pointing to parking for Giant. This sign shows that many of its shoppers are affluent enough to own cars even in a city. There are no grocery markets near Giant that cater to lower income residents.
This is a picture taken of my site in 1978 before it’s renovation. This was a time when my site was located in a center of crime and violence that the government turned a blind eye to.