Placekeeping in Chinatown - Here To Stay, a multimedia project, will center the stories of people most directly impacted by displacement, with the long ­term goal of protecting and preserving our beloved neighborhood. This new initiative will be a bilingual project featuring short video and audio testimonials from tenants telling their own stories. Interactive media like Augmented Reality and online mapping will be used to present these stories of resilience and resistance to help viewers unpack the lived experience of evictions and gentrification. It is not just about preserving the facade of buildings but about keeping cultural memories associated with a place alive, keeping local businesses and community centers open, and keeping tenants who have raised their families in their homes. This project will also highlight the organizing history and building campaigns of the Chinatown Tenants Union (CTU).



FABnyc Storefront Residency Open Studio: AR Soft Launch
May 26, 2018

Photos: Anna Ozbek and Betty Yu