While 2008 made us aware of the housing crisis, with the improvements in the economy, the assumption is that the crisis is over. The reality is, loss of home can happen to anyone.
House of Cards: Rebuilding is the first presentation of a work-in-progress exhibition featuring the personal stories of community members who have struggled to save their homes. The narratives included confront loss of home through eviction, foreclosure, forced displacement and other threats to our human right to housing. Through photographs, short films, and research, this new work allows us to learn how our neighbors are dealing with these issues and meet the organizations they are working with to confront this challenge.
House of Cards: Rebuilding is generously supported in part by the Pierce Family Foundation and Peter Kupferberg
The exhibition runs from April 8 – May 9, 2015
The 625 Studio Gallery is open daily by appointment (or drop in) and Saturdays 1:00 – 5:00 PM
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Opening Reception with Community Members, Artists & Experts
April 8, 6:25 PM – 9:00 PM
Panel begins at 7:00
Speakers to include:
Roberta Feldman, Curator / Sol Flores, La Casa Norte / Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Journalist / Jon Lowenstein, Photographer / Britt Shawver, Housing Opportunities for Women / Maren Wickwire, Cinematographer / Rick Valicenti, Thirst
Community Open House & Tour
April 18th, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
A special invitation to join housing advocates, community members, and others to meet the creative team and tour the exhibition
Coffee, tea, and pastries sponsored by Peet’s Coffee
Confronting Housing Insecurity
April 29th, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Speakers to include:
Frank Avellone, Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing / Kevin Jackson, Chicago Rehab Network / Charles Leeks, National Public Housing Museum / James Rudyk, Northwest Side Housing Center / Britt Shawver, Housing Opportunities for Women / Janet Smith, University of Illinois Chicago Voorhees Center
All events are held at the 625 Studio
625 N. Kingsbury Street, Chicago
FREE & Open to the Public
Tell us you’re coming: firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented in partnership with the National Public Housing Museum.