October 19 - ongoing

The National Public Housing Museum and Archeworks partner to explore housing as a human right with students from Archeworks’ Postgraduate Certificate in Public Interest Design and former and current public housing residents. With architectural artifacts recovered from the Jane Addams Homes and oral histories of housing residents as source material, the joint curatorial team presents a dynamic exhibition that challenges mainstream narratives about public housing. The exhibit includes architectural and design interventions, a poetic ruin, artworks, design projects, critical writing, and a candy store that reflects the entrepreneurial spirit of public housing residents. Visitors can also visit the Jane Addams Homes, where they will encounter an on-site installation including an audio landscape that considers the changing demographics of the neighborhood, public housing memory, identity, and history.