Welcome Project co-directors Liz Wuerffel and Allison Schuette received $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Projects for the Public program to expand their project.
The project is titled Flight Paths: Mapping Our Changing Neighborhoods and will be an interactive documentary. It will include interactive maps, first person stories, interviews, data visualizations and images to aid users in analyzing the factors contributing to de-urbanization and the fracturing of neighborhoods, communities and regions in post-industrial America.
The stories are told through the lens of Gary and Northwest Indiana. Many of the stories will air weekly on Lakeshore Public Radio each Tuesday and on the Welcome Project Podcast.