HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT
Multimedia EXHIBITION, RAdio Documentaries & MIXTAPE
Too many of us are struggling to keep up with the cost of food, housing payments, childcare, transportation.
Rising bills, that just keep climbing. Forced to leave our homes. Constantly moving; chasing stability.
Falling behind and living doubled up with friends and family.
It can all seem inevitable, inescapable.
But imagine if it could be different.
Imagine if the most prosperous country in human history ensured the stability, health and education of its people? Where could we go from there?
Housing is a Human Right is a creative storytelling project by artists Rachel Falcone and Michael Premo connecting diverse communities around housing, land, and the dignity of a place to call home. Begun in 2009 at the height of the most recent housing crisis, the project has created a space for people from across the globe to share first person stories of their ongoing struggle to obtain or maintain home.
The multimedia exhibition has been shown across the country in unconventional spaces like laundromats, vacant storefronts & shipping containers, as well as museums and galleries. It combines photographs, text, and an audio soundscape.
The audio featured in the exhibition has also been broadcast as a series of radio documentaries. The series is an intimate, viscerally honest collection of stories exploring the complex fabric of community, creating a living portrait of human rights. Listen here.
In collaboration with Nomadic Wax, we also created an hour-long mixtape called Home: A Musical Conversation on the Global Fight for Housing. Listen to and download the free mixtape here.
Interested in booking the Housing is a Human Right exhibition or using material from the project? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org