14 October 2014

Michael Waldrep: Understanding the Meaning of Sense of Place

Nice essay here from one of the inaugural Fullbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling fellows: Michael Waldrep: Understanding the Meaning of Sense of Place.

Waldrep will take a multimedia approach, using writing in combination with video, photography, and mapping to conduct an in-depth analysis of places around Mexico City.

"The idea," says Waldrep, "is to communicate a sense of this place and to gather together some of the lessons that Mexico City can learn from its own development, and that cities all around the world—not least of all those in the U.S., where sprawl is a fundamental fact of recent and contemporary urban development—can learn from as well."

It will be very interesting to see how all five of the Fullbright-National Geographic scholars develop their own unique project.