Category: Leaving no one behind: Social Capital Necessary to Build Resilient Communities

Aspirations, within & around you

Originally, we wanted to use Kim’s story staring Fat Rai’s as the main narrative for the area. However upon feedback and further considerations, we decided to expand the focus to a greater number of community champions instead of just Kim. We then went on to interview six people: from a high school student in the ...

Cooking With Kim

On Monday, March 6th, we visited Kim at Fat Rai’s to cook Thai Green Curry with her. We took this opportunity to get to know her a bit more and to include her story in our kitchen narrative. Her story of how she came to terms with lost loved ones and her aspirations to own a ...

Using the metaphor of the home

“In the modern view, the pitched roof was itself a “dead concept,” but equally unhealthy were all those other dead concepts that got stored underneath the gable, in the attic. For there is where the ghosts of our past reside: the mementos that a lifetime collects; the love letters, photographs, and memories that clutter an ...

Update: Social Capital Necessary to Build Resilient Communities

  This past week we focused on breaking down some of the findings from our previous research activities.  We divided the two interviews into several story categories that we could begin to approach as concepts for the exhibit. The were two important stories we wanted to focus on. The first was about a mother who felt that ...

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Power Update

We presented our original diagram to Tim, who was able to fill in a lot blanks we had and identify or edit important connections that we had not made. Tim pointed out that ACTION Housing, who we had originally considered to be a key player in Hazelwood, was actually leaving the GHCC, but would remain ...

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Power in Hazelwood

Our group is responsible for understanding the complicated political structure that controls the Hazelwood community. There are a number of key stakeholders and power players that individually access and represent the community, and balance each other out. In the diagram above we organized business, individuals and government agencies accordingly and worked out several pathways of ...