Charleston, before Florence

The “Charleston Reconstructed” team is in Charleston interviewing community members and mapping Confederate monuments through photogrammetry with a drone. The team consists of Columbia Documentary Journalism student Robert Tokanel, Stanford Computer Scientist Kyle Qian, and Stanford undergraduates Khoi Le and Hope Schroeder.

Data collected from drone flights around a monument.
The team is looking to “digitally transform public spaces” in Charleston using augmented reality to offer alternatives to the city’s Confederate monuments — virtually replacing them with statues to Civil Rights leaders.

The team