The National Public Housing Museum is a place of stories that mine the vastly complex history of public and publicly subsidized housing in America. The Museum creates a living cultural experience on social justice and human rights that creatively re-imagine the future of our community, our society, and our spaces
Housing as a Human Right
October 12, 2017 - 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 will include 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.