“Development!” – What does it mean for a community? RecTech~Garfield explores the issue at 23rd Ave. & S. Union St.

The RecTech 2013 Summer Interns.


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.

Matt M. –  Liquor Store

Alisha I. – Earl’s Cut-n-Style

Chanel R. – Mana Beauty Supply & Salon

Erika E. – La Coiffure Salon

Fate S. – A Community as a whole

Jazmine P. – A Political HQ

Oshea B. – 1st. Cup Cafe

Zahra H. – The School Effects


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