#LOVETHEHILL is an interactive installation installed in a storefront on Broadway between the streets of Pike and Pine. The purpose of the installation is to examine the evolution of Capitol Hill over the last 30 years and to document the impact of increased development and gentrification on the quality of life in the neighborhood.
The installation has extended into a short documentary film with various people discussing their experiences over the years amidst all the change. We would like to promote a public discussion that balances the positive attachment people have for the hill with their concerns about changes.
The project includes statistical analysis as well as anecdotal elements. It engages the attention and involvement of the community with the graphic transformation of the building and through the assembling of data which will be collected from a wide variety of sources, including prominent business owners, local creatives, and ordinary citizens, as well as using #lovethehill in social media.