Housing, Arts and Social Justice

Friday, November 21, 2014
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UC Berkeley Art Museum
2626 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA

Renowned Houston artist and community developer Rick Lowe of Project Rowhouses fame will join Elena Serrano of Oakland’s Eastside Arts Alliance, Aubra Levine from Satellite Affordable Housing Associates, Jordan Simmons of Richmond’s East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, famed landscape architect Walter Hood and more to look at solutions to the twin crises in arts and housing this Friday at UC Berkeley.

They’ll be examining ways that affordable housing developers and arts organizations have partnered to create sustainable spaces for grass-roots arts for youth and adults, along with housing that meets the needs of local communities.

Lowe was recently recognized with a MacArthur “genius” grant for his groundbreaking Project Rowhouses work revitalizing one of Houston’s oldest African American neighborhoods by creating arts-centered development one house at a time. We’ll compare his model to Bay Area examples.

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