In designing these postcards, my objective was to highlight the deep history of racial and socio-economic segregation in housing in St. Louis. The primary goal in this project was to create an informative and cohesive timeline of housing segregation, and to show how that discrimination is still entirely present today.
This history is centered around social policy, court cases, architecture, and city infrastructure. The texts collaged with the images are sourced from news clippings surrounding the events, the time period, or are primary sources from court cases. This required extensive archival research. The images themselves are images that directly reflect the subject of the card.
Overseen by: Jude Agboada