Theresa Boersma

Social Entrepreneur / Freelance Journalist
Qing Guo Alley's Big Bet
Location: Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
Nationality: American
Biography: Theresa is an American writer, artist, and tinkerer with a soft spot for interesting projects. For the past decade, she has collaborated with a variety of companies and organizations on television, online, and in print. Currently, she is active as... MORE
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Qing Guo Alley's Big Bet
Copyright Theresa Boersma 2022
Date of Work Sep 2020 - Dec 2020
Updated Dec 2020
Location Changzhou, China
Topics Business, Community, Conservation, Documentary, Editorial, Essays, Gentrification, Media, Photography, Photojournalism
I spent several weeks this fall tracking down and speaking with people connected with a multi-year renovation project taking place in Changzhou, China. The area is one of the last old neighborhoods in the city and claims a historic roster of people who have revolutionized China's arts, sciences, humanities, and even the government. As such, emotions around this project are high, and the impact on stakeholders has been complicated.

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