light atlas 2016

PROJECTIONS AGAINST UNFAIR EVICTIONS FOR THE ANTI EVICTION MAPPING PROJECT

A COLLABORATIVE POEM BETWEEN THE EVICTED AND BOTS

The Light Atlas is a 40-stanza light-projected poem about the Bay Area, detailing the takeover of the technology industry, its impact on housing as well as present and future displacement resistance. The Light Atlas is composed of remixed fragments of twitter, testimonies of eviction collected by the Anti Eviction Mapping Project, excerpts of books, collaborations with bots, observations from protests and speculative narrative. The full text can be read here.

“Our cities have become unaffordable to our poorest families, and this problem is leaving a deep and jagged scar on our next generation.”

A DATA UNIOn

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is a multi-part citizen-driven data project that collects information about evictions in San Francisco. This data is used by community groups to lobby city hall and plan actions against no-fault evictions and gentrification. While in residence as Eyebeam's Fellow at the Buzzfeed Open Lab for Journalism, Technology and the Arts and then later on at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, in collaboration with AEMP, Delta_Ark created “The Light Atlas."