Visitors are invited to walk through exterior scaffolding where mounted audio recording devices are capturing visitors’ movements and conversations.
Jane Addams Homes was a public development built in 1938 that housed a diverse range of Chicago’s low-income and working-class families—mostly white families at first, then predominantly African American families from the 1960s until demolition between 2002 and 2007. The last remaining building is soon to be the site of the National Public Housing Museum.
In collaboration with the Stockyard Institute, Keleketla! Library installed exterior scaffolding on the building, where mounted audio recording devices are capturing visitors’ movements and conversations. These sounds are woven together into an audio tapestry, titled Listed. (2019), that is then fed into a radio broadcast transmitted from National Public Housing Museum.