About Us

Acknowledging the unsung heroes of the Neighborhood of Columbus.

Columbus Is My Neighborhood is giving a face and voice to community leaders who have devoted their lives to their neighborhood in order to highlight their activism and commitment. Black and white portraits of these leaders will be displayed on the Orange Barrel SmartCity interactive kiosks located throughout Columbus, OH.

 

Our Story

Kendra Asiedu (she/her) and Tori Burton (she/her) are current and former Ohio State students who are partnering with the Neighborhood Design Center to complete an art project called Columbus is my Neighborhood, which aims to highlight Columbus natives for their contribution to their communities.


The mission of the Neighborhood Design Center is to promote economic prosperity and an enriched quality of life through the rediscovery and revitalization of the built environment in underserved communities in Columbus.

Although Columbus, OH is extremely diverse and is made up of many unique communities, it is a special place to live— a city with neighborhood charm. No matter which community you belong to, we are all part of the Columbus Neighborhood.

There are many Columbus natives who have devoted their lives to making their neighborhood a better place without receiving the recognition they deserve.

Columbus is my Neighborhood will give a face and voice to these leaders in order to highlight their activism and commitment to their communities.

Black and white portraits of these leaders will be displayed on the IKE Smart City kiosks located throughout Columbus, OH. These portraits will be accompanied by a social media aspect which will also include their stories.

NBC4 May 2021 - "OSU interns working to recognize unsung heroes, including east Columbus tennis coach"

 

NBC4 October 2021 - "‘Columbus is my neighborhood’ highlights unsung heroes"

Meet The Team

 

Our Partners

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