About the Stories / by Katie Edmonds

With so many residents packed into a small area, especially when resources are scarce, public space is both limited and highly contested.

Considering that space reflects the social power structures that shape that space, what might a space look like that reflects the actual needs and identities of these residents?

These stories were created after a day in the field shooting video of one such contested space surrounding three housing projects in Brownsville. Upon replaying this media we identified some moving themes that we observed from our time in the field, and the exchanges that took place as we reviewed that media.