I just completed a number of site updates and new features for the No Place Like Home project that I've been working on for the past two years.
As I start my second year as a HASTAC Scholar, I'm really looking forward to connecting with the other scholars and hearing about the latest in Digital Humanities practice and research at HASTAC 2017.
The No Place Like Home project, for which I am the web project designer and developer, has been in the news a bunch lately, leading up to our launch of the second phase of the project on October 19.
What does it mean to feel “at home” during an affordable-housing crisis? How does this crisis—leading to extreme rent burdens, precarious living situations, widespread displacement, and homelessness—impact people’s sense of belonging and community? And how are these personal impacts tied to broader social and ecological impacts—as families sacrifice basic needs to make rent, and as unaffordable housing drives sprawling, unsustainable urban development?