This Place Has A Voice is the juxtaposed visions of over two-dozen artists and the participation of local residents, workers and visitors exploring the history and people around Canal Park in Southeast Washington DC. The dialogue between the artists’ visions and the community voices, both past and present, produces photographs, videos, oral histories, drawings, sculptures, installations and performances, augmented by the participation of two local historians. The neighborhood’s recent, drastic makeover is celebrated by most, yet in many ways the changes mirror those of earlier periods of urban renewal, compromising a desire to provide sound housing for low-income residents with a conscious effort on the part of authorities to remove poor, often African American residents from areas that had become desirable.
Become a Group Leader by organizing an Inside Out Action in your community. Gather 50 or more participants that stand behind a message you are passionate about and paste your portraits in your community.