Borders of Roosevelt

Does mobility (social and physical) encourage or dismantle borders?

Borders of Roosevelt.jpgBorders of Roosevelt is a multidisciplinary project that focused on the social, cultural, and physical barriers that create borders within a neighborhood in Queens, NY – Jackson Heights. Because some of these forces that construct our every day lives are invisible, we used actor mapping to help illuminate the borders that influence this diverse neighborhood in Queens. Gathering this data provided the realization that the fixed discourses around diversity forced conversation to be segmented, rather than allowing for adaptation and malleability.

By investigating actors through different scales, the holistic picture of barriers and leverage points surface for appropriate action.

Download the visual-spatial politics map here.


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