A Social Network For Low-Income Immigrant Neighborhoods
Hoodr is a hyper-local community platform built to strengthen the social fabric of marginalized areas, providing its denizens a means to debate and express local events and opinions while combating the often one-sided picture portrayed by the media.
Hoodr is a hyper-local community platform developed specifically to strengthen the social fabric of low-income immigrant neighborhoods, providing its denizens a means to debate and express local events and opinions while combating the often one-sided picture portrayed by the media. Users snap pictures, upload stories and geo-tag events in their neighborhoods, uploading them to a common site accessible by locals, outsiders, media, municipality and other stakeholders.
Neighborhoods with a high percentage of immigrants in Denmark are often stigmatized in the media and by society – being portrayed as violent slums and examples of integration policies gone wrong, with it’s citizens often bearing the brunt of a political debate that has become increasingly xenophobic. A stigma that often results in a number of negative results: from poor self-perception amongst it’s citizens to low property values and the like – factors that often serve to sustain social ills and prevent positive growth. However, in truth these areas often sustain complex and thriving local communities and street life, far from the bleak portrayal one sees in the news and the papers. Hoodr posits, that by bringing these communities to the surface, we can combat negative perceptions both internally and externally and ultimately empower and de-stigmatize these neighborhoods and their citizens.