Formerly known as Chocolate City because of its high concentration of black residents, Washington, D.C.’s, has drastically changed in the last decade. In 2011 its African-American population went below 50 percent for the first time in almost 60 years.
Through a series of interviews to citizens on the streets, the DCQ Project tells the story of Washington D.C. most evident and yet overseen contrasts. The boundaries that separate the north from the south, and he east from the west are the same ones that separate the white from the black and the rich from the poor.
In a city racially and socioeconomically divided by its urban planning and political organization, where investment has taken place steadily in the Northwest and disinvestment has been consistent on the south and east sides, it´s particularly important to bring attention on what happens to impoverished communities once the city turns its eyes to them and finally starts investing and developing in those areas.
DCQ Project aims to give the viewer a deeper look on how socioeconomic biases feel and look in Washington D.C.