Community Historians & Westside Soul

Community Historians and Westside Soul are two projects in an on-going community collaboration with the Historic Westside Cultural Arts Council. Through a series of design workshops and public events we are co-designing mobile and social technologies to help cultivate a shared community identity to support local civic engagement. By working directly with community members, we are able to build technology platforms suited to their specific needs and which amplify their values and concerns as the community goes through significant changes. More details can be found at communityhistorians.net and westsidesoul.net.

Related Publications

  1. K. Diedrick and C. A. Le Dantec. Atlanta’s Westside residents challenge the rules of sport mega-development, Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal 2(1):54–68. November 2017.

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  2. C. A. Le Dantec, S. Fox. Strangers at the Gate: Gaining Access, Building Rapport, and Co-Constructing Community-Based Research. In CSCW 2015: Proceedings of the ACM 2015 conference on Computer supported cooperative work, pages 1348–1358, New York, NY, USA, 2015. ACM.
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  3. S. Fox, & C. A. Le Dantec. Community Historians: Scaffolding Community Engagement through Culture and Heritage. In DIS ’14: Proceedings of the conference on Designing interactive systems, pages 785–794, New York, NY, USA, 2014. ACM.

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