Social Construction: Part 2


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 mission of the project, Social Construction, is simple – our students will design the tools to tell the stories of residents and the policies that impact their lives.

With design – we will explore and capture the memories of objects and space.
With design – we will make policy more accessible for our fellow citizens.
With design – we will make place for civic engagement that is inclusive and authentic.

Archeworks has partnered with the National Public Housing Museum (NPHM) to explore the social, psychological and emotional dimensions of public housing and related issues concerning urban disinvestment, housing insecurity and social injustice. Working with objects and space, place and policy, and collaborating with public housing residents, the Archeworks team will design material such as writing, graphics, multimedia installations and temporary exhibitions that tell the stories of residents and the policies that impact their lives. The project builds upon the work from the fall of 2016, will contribute to NPHM’s collections and exhibitions, and will be showcased in the Museum’s preview phase opening during the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

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