The RecTech~Garfield’s 2013 Summer Internship focused on Digital Storytelling as taught by Seattle University Anthropology students. The “Development” of the Midtown Center at 23rd Ave. & S. Union St. was chosen to explore the effects on the current businesses as the property which houses them is planning for the future.
Over the course of 8 weeks each intern partnered with SU students as guides to learn the start-of-the-art in digital storytelling. After the SU workshops, each intern profiled a business willing to participate in producing a digital story to illustrate the effects the development may have on the individual business owners, property owners and community as a whole.
A Community Laundry, Political Campaign HQ, Alcohol Dispensary, Barber shop and Beauty Salon share similar fates as the Intern’s attempt to understand this simply complex issue. Each story is available below.