#CityRepair believes housing is a human right. But in an economy in which houses are commodities, and in our city which is still in a state of emergency around housing -- what is the meaning of home? What helps one feel a sense of belonging to a place? As the theme for #VBC17 is#HOME.
City Repair is hosting a group art show with work looking at home and belonging within the context of displacement and gentrification. What tools and activities can we utilize to strengthen our bonds to our neighbors and the places we live in? How does making and sharing art reinforce this bond? Portland Artists of all ages and backgrounds are contributing art, comics, zines, poetry both written and performed, dance, music and other kinds of performances.
For our collective of activist-artists, making and supporting art is an act of resistance. It’s a vote for the kind of world and communities we want to inhabit. Let’s come together and celebrate expression, creativity and soulfulness in the face of fear, apathy and resignation.
Event is free and for all ages. Tea and snacks provided. The venue is an alcohol, drug, tobacco, GMO and pesticide free zone.
More details about the artists and event as we get closer to VBC 17. But plan on coming to this show to see the art, meet the creatives, and check out this amazing community space the #EmersonStreetHouse.
Artists interested in participating click here: https://villagebuildingconvergence.com/call-to-art/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/765894540237507/