The Anti Eviction Mapping Project is a data-visualization, data analysis, and storytelling collective documenting the dispossession of San Francisco Bay Area residents in the wake of the current tech boom. Young people have been dramatically impacted by this phenomenon- displacement has left SF with the lowest population percentage of young people of any major city in the U.S. Some of our students have themselves been forced to relocate, while many more have seen it happen to friends, family members and neighbors. Their project,"The Bay Area Youth Power Map," showcases outdoor spaces, organizations, and institutions that students deemed as important resources for them here in the Bay Area through written descriptions, videos, and in-depth oral history interviews. Using a mapping platform developed through the Knight Foundation, the project was entirely produced by students from all of our beginner tracks working collaboratively. Students from our Game, Code and Design class coded the map, students who participated in Reel Life produced two short videos and students who participated in BUMP and Sound Bytes facilitated and recorded the oral history interviews. The final product is an immersive call to action for viewers to learn about the spaces that support our city's youth population and to advocate for the protection of these places in the face of overwhelming gentrification and displacement.
You can view it here: http://www.antievictionmap.com/bay-area-youth-power-map/