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Ambiguous Borders_Shannon Geis

Ambiguous Borders:
Exploring the Definitions of Community in Red Hook, Brooklyn

By Shannon Geis, 2012
Found in the Academic Commons
Follow the audio walking tour on ambiguousborders.org
Engage with the project at redhookstories.org

This audio walking tour explores the unique and varied history of the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Through oral history interviews with residents of the neighborhood, we see how diverse and dynamic the neighborhood can be, as well as how divided. Completed a year and a half after Hurricane Sandy, many of the narrators discuss their experiences with the storm and how it has affected their homes and community.

Shannon GeisShannon Geis received her B.A. in journalism and politics from New York University. During her undergraduate studies, she became interested in radio and audio production, as well as alternative forms of documentary and storytelling. She recently completed an intensive program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, where she studied documentary radio and multimedia storytelling. She is interested in documenting the urban landscape of New York City through the voices of those that live here, as well as exploring different methods in showcasing oral histories.

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