The Dividing Line

This digital installation is a response to the socioeconomic divide that exist within Kansas City. Every city has a "dividing line." In KC, this line is known as Troost Avenue. This border creates a divide not just in race, income, opportunity, but also a sense of empathy for the underprivileged. Not knowing how it is to live on the other side makes is difficult to begin the path to help solve the problems brought on by this opportunity gap. Upon opening this door, the user is presented with two views, a neighborhood East of Troost and another that is West of Troost. The stark contrast in quality of life between the two sides surprises users and puts them in a position to recognize the issue of modern segregation.