I wanted to post an update on Tent City to let everyone know how we’ve progressed over the past couple weeks. I have been setting up interviews, getting the logistics in order, such as car and camera rentals and have been trying to map out how to get as much footage and information in the short time I am there.
A few organizations have not taken the time to respond, but those who have are excited to be part of this project and will certainly help us reach more people! It’s cool to think about how this project will affect the people we are trying to help, but also how it may influence people that weren’t initially part of anything, and are motivated to be part of helping somehow after seeing what we are trying to do.
The weeks leading up to the project require a lot of work behind the scenes. I’ll continue to post updates on Instagram and LinkedIn, which will surely ramp up when I get back to Chicago 30 June.
Lastly, “Tent City,” is a working title. It may change (I expect it to) once I get back to Chicago and hear what these individuals say about their experience living there. Often times a phrase or word makes itself clearly important or symbolic of the project. It isn’t that ‘Tent City’ doesn’t represent this issue, but the name is not singular to this project or issue, and again, another symbol could make itself apparent once I get back.