A History of Residential Segregation
(in 360-video)
"So look around at this idyllic pocket of residential bliss. The lawns aren’t the only thing that have been meticulously manicured." from Dividing Lines 360, Chapter 1

about dividing lines 360:

Dividing Lines is a tour of the history of residential segregation in Kansas City, and its far-reaching impacts, in a three-part 360-video documentary.

The project was originally commissioned as a GPS-based audio driving tour and launched in 2018 for use by the Johnson County Library’s Race Project KC. During their annual symposium, Race Project KC would load over a dozen busses with students and take them on that original GPS-based driving tour. Then, when the COVID pandemic made bus-loads of anything a no-go, the library came back and commissioned us to translate the tour into an format that could be experienced by individuals at home.

Working again with co-producer Nathaniel Bozarth, we handled the planning, writing, and research. I was solely responsible for filming and editing the 360-video, and for animating the VR motion graphic overlays and titles.

"Our neighborhoods look the way they do on purpose. Not by some chance or by some myth of self-selection." From Dividing Lines, 360 Documentary, Chapter 1
"And so schools went from all-White to almost all-Black in just a few ears. All-White school boards decide to under-fund them. The schools begin to struggle. And White families start to say: Oh, it's not that there's too many black kids. It's just that it's not a "good" school.'" - from Dividing Lines, 360 Documentary, Chapter 2