Historical transmedia project to illustrate how structural violence has impacted the wellbeing of black adolescents on Chicago’s South Side
“Transmedia Collage: Histories of Violence and Futures of Health on Chicago’s South Side” is a historical transmedia project that illustrates how a climate of structural violence has impacted the health and wellbeing of black adolescents on Chicago’s South Side. Chicago’s South Side is one of the largest contiguous African American urban communities in the U.S. Despite its vibrant history as a political and cultural center of Black life, this area is one of the most racially segregated and isolated communities in the country. Today, national and local media paint a picture of the area, and its youth, as dangerous and disorderly. This project will argue that rather than focusing on interpersonal violence, attention should be focused on the area’s structural violence.