Weiland Park is the name of a neighborhood in Columbus that lies just south of The Ohio State University district. This neighborhood is a notorious area plagued by low economic opportunity as well as being a virtual food desert.
My father and I became involved in a number of ways on a project where the aim was to revitalize the area. Contrary to typical urban renewal projects aimed at gentrifying an area, the Weiland Park project seeks to bring the whole neighborhood up, including its residents.
The videos showcased on this page represent the research my dad and I conducted on parallel systems in Cleveland and Washington DC. Also included is a film documentation of a type of hoop house structure built by Katherine Bennett at The Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. This was a commissioned piece that I received a grant for to produce.