SEE/CHANGE is a video art project that puts a human face on how population change and revitalization are affecting the Park View and Pleasant Plains neighborhoods of lower Georgia Avenue in Washington, DC. Video portraits of residents and business owners who live and work along Lower Georgia Avenue will be projected from within vacant and other spaces and on the sides of buildings along the corridor each night. The dynamic, light-filled projections will enliven the streetscape. Commuters and pedestrians will see that they are passing through a thriving and diverse community. #SeeChangeDC
1. A community discussion: "What are the changes you see?” on Monday, Nov 17, 6:30 to 8 PM: at Walls of Books (3325 Georgia).
2. "Walk and Talks" We will be organizing along Georgia Ave. with some of the people who are featured in the video.
3. “Welcome to Washington," a small art workshop. The brainchild of an amazing DC-based artist named Holly Bass. It’ll be held on Saturday, Nov 19, 4 to 5:30. Welcome to DC asks the question, “What does it mean to be a good neighbor in a rapidly changing community?” This program brings together long-time DC residents with newer residents to discuss the changes they’ve observed during their time in the District, and to share things they wish the other group knew. Participants then pair up to create wood burned, decorative door signs with “welcoming” themes pulled from the group discussion.
4. Closing party will be at 5:30 pm on Nov 19 following the “Welcome to Washington” workshop at Midlands (3333 Georgia Ave).