Where Has All the (affordable) Housing Gone?
... in search of lost rent-control housing in Venice ...
September 17 – November 4, 2023

Join us for Tours and Conversation: October 14 & 28, 1-5pm

Closing celebration: November 4, 1:00 - 5:00 PM

1:00 - 3:30 pm: Calaveras poetry workshop, including reading the poems – this is a joint project with Beyond Baroque, SPY, and SPARC for Dia de los Muertos and will be fun/provocative – please come at 1 sharp to join.

Tours of the show 2:30 and 4:30pm;

3:00 - 4:30 pm: Poetry reading and conversation with housing activists from across the city

Snacks and drinks throughout.

Open Sunday, Nov 5 - noon-5pm

We are happy to give tours for groups and individual anytime this week. If anyone is interested in coming by please call Judy at 310-392-2076.

Gallery hours: Fridays & Saturdays 12-6pm
Also open during events at Beyond Baroque & by appointment Tues-Thurs noon-6pm

Info: 310-822-3006 or 310-392-2076 or wherehasallthehousinggone@gmail.com

“Where Has All The (affordable) Housing Gone?” is a participatory, community-based art project that explores the loss of affordable housing in Venice. Through a series of workshops earlier in the year, diverse Venetians and other LA residents took photos of and wrote about the 270-plus rent-control buildings that have been taken off the affordable housing market in Venice, largely using the Ellis Act. We also looked at the many other ways we’ve lost rent-control housing in Venice. We are developing an exhibit/installation out of the materials we’ve produced, to open on October 8th with related readings and tours with community participants, writers, artists, activists, and scholars. Organized by Judy Branfman in partnership with Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center. Support provided by California Humanities, California Arts Council, LA Dept of Cultural Affairs, and Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Thank you to partner organizations Venice Arts Council, Venice Community Housing, Westside Local-LA Tenants Union, Veterans For Peace-LA, and Keep Neighborhoods First.

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