West Side Stories
Gentrification in West Oakland
We tend to talk about gentrification as one story: newcomers displace long-time residents, erasing history and disrupting culture in the process. But living through dramatic neighborhood change always brings up many stories. Those stories--from West Oakland's people and places--are what this interactive is all about.
There's a lot to disagree about, when it comes to gentrification. But one thing seems beyond debate. If you're new to a place, it's good to know a thing or two about its history. So West Oakland's proud past is one of the most important stories you'll learn about in West Side Stories.
West Side Stories is a project of Youth Radio Interactive, a production company in downtown Oakland where young people collaborate with professional developers to create dynamic stories like this one.
The Youth Team
Interactive News Developer
Producer and Designer
This interactive was inspired by and adapted from Young Hahn's Shelock Holmes map.