Imaginary Dwellings includes works that address land rights, settler colonialism, forced displacement, and migration. The exhibition also demonstrates humanity’s adaptability, resistance, and perseverance through banners, posters, and ephemera created by community organizations and activists fighting for housing rights, which is a human right.
This exhibition addresses the systemic inequities that perpetuate housing insecurity for oppressed peoples. The concept of home is historically threatened by colonization, land rights, ethnic and racial displacement, and gentrification. Because of displacement, from country to country and even within the same city, many people search for a place to sow new roots. Moreover, communities with established roots are threatened and forcibly displaced due to racial or religious discrimination, land development, and gentrification, all of which keep the idea of home ephemeral for many.
Gallery hours are Monday–Friday 11am–5pm, Saturday 12–5pm. Masks are required at all times. Walk ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment here.