The National Film Board of Canada’s (NFB) Highrise project has paired with The New York Times‘s ‘Op-Docs’ strand for A Short History of the Highrise, an interactive short doc series.
The four short documentaries focus on the experience of living in high-rise buildings, and explore their relationship to equity, segregation and social responsibility issues in cities around the world.
A Short History of the Highrise’s first three parts will largely feature The Times‘s archival photographs of the rise of the city in the 20th century, including photographs that haven’t been seen in decades. The fourth chapter will be made up entirely of public-submitted images.
The Times‘ graphics team will produce the interactive elements, with Cizek and The Times‘s Jacqueline Myint supervising.