Columbus, Ohio – Arts, Community And The Creative Fight Against Gentrification In Our Cities [Video]

Cities are perhaps the greatest human social experiment of the modern age. Their creation is still a relatively recent part of human evolution and their form, function and future have all been a process of trial and error.

Columbus is the capital of and the largest city in the state of Ohio. It is the 15th largest city in the United States with a population of just over 822k in 2013.

Nearly a quarter of the homes in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio are vacant. In 2011, an arts group moved into an abandoned factory in the area to create 400 West Rich Street, a community that now leases space to woodworkers, performance artists, a coffee shop, painters, sculptors, and others.

This short documentary considers the artists who work in 400 West Rich Street, why the space attracted them, and what it means for revitalization of the neighborhood.

[More Information: The Atlantic | Columbus, Ohio ]

Columbus Ohio Arts Community Gentrification

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