RED LINES HOUSING CRISIS LEARNING CENTER
DAMON RICH (USA 2006)
Red Lines Housing Crisis Learning Center is a mobile exhibition kit designed to immerse visitors in the financial landscape of architecture. Who supplies the money to construct and buy buildings? What are the historical relationships between lenders and borrowers? How are ownership claims produced and circulated?
As what has become known in United States as the Subprime Meltdown continues to spread – pushing people out of homes, wasting neighbourhoods, bankrupting institutions and threatening global economic crisis – Red Lines aims to broaden and enrich the urgent conversation about how our society finances its living environments.
Damon Rich― Artist
Damon Rich PP AICP is a designer, urban planner, and partner at HECTOR. He previously served as planning director and chief urban designer for the City of Newark and is the founder of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that uses art and design to increase meaningful civic engagement. His work has been recognized by the MacArthur Fellowship, American Planning Association National Planning Award, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, the Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the MacDowell Colony, and the United States Pavilion at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.