Segregation by Design

Mar 13, 2023

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Using remastered and colorized historic photography, Segregation by Design documents the destruction of communities of color due to the policies of redlining, highway construction, and "urban renewal." Through a series of stark before-and-after comparisons and demographic data, this project reveals the extent to which the American city was methodically hallowed out based on race. Going city-by-city, the project covers the roughly 180 cities across the country which received federal funding for highway construction and urban renewal during the mid-20th century, making salient a consistent pattern of how the United States chooses to force highways through communities with the least political power to resist.

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Adam Paul Susaneck

Segregation by Design


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