Here is the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project’s map on displacement. I’m still trying to figure out how to view the map fully, but from what I can see, it looks like a great project.
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, a data visualization, data analysis, and digital storytelling collective is excited to release its crowdsourced map of displacement and loss: https://crowdmap.com/map/narrativesofdisplacement. Through CrowdMap, it offers people the opportunity to contribute their own story documenting changes that they observe and experience amidst a sea change of gentrification.
People can post directly on the website and geolocate the site that they are describing, whether it is the construction of new condos, or their displacement story. They can also email firstname.lastname@example.org, or SMS 1-772-200-4233 and include *narrativesofdisplacement in the message.
While we are simultaneously creating a map holding formal oral histories of loss and displacement, this platform is intended for anyone to upload any story or anecdote that they observe or experience around gentrification. It does not have to be a loss of a home, though it could be. We find it important to create open platforms such as this so that multiple stories and voices can be heard and remembered. Gentrification functions by obscuring people’s lives and experiences, and this tool is intended to help combat this process.