(Re)Making Meaning of 9/11: A Decade Later

To try to make meaning out of 9/11, every year since 2001 I have retraced my steps to re-photograph how my neighbors displayed their feelings about the tragedy. As time has passed it has become clearer to me what can and can’t be seen in the gentrified landscapes of Park Slope, Brooklyn. I am gratefully that the pain we all felt then has, visibly at least, slowly faded away. Here is the link to my visually enhanced blog at


Visual Urban Sociology from Jerome Krase and Timothy Shortell.

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