In the social sciences the built environment refers to a material, spatial and cultural product of human labor that combines physical elements and energy in forms for living, working and playing. It has been defined as “the humanitarian-made space in which people live, work, and recreate on a day-to-day basis”.
As a public health researcher my interests are focused on housing, specifically economic and social conditions that affect health outcomes, homelessness/housing insecurity, gentrification/resegregation, community needs and health disparities. With a background in Fine Arts, I often find my current public health practice and previous art vocation informing and shaping each other. It was this blend of art and practice that moved me to pick up the camera and document a snapshot of the urban experience.
This blog is an exploration into the urban built environment. Details, connections and emotions that visually communicate the totality of city life and those that inhabit it.