Making Home: Place-making and the Politics of Home
SUN May 18 | 4-7pm, free dinner from 6-7pm
Jane Addams Hull-House
800 S. Halsted
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and the Collective Cleaners, a Chicago-based artist collaborative invite you to make yourselves at home in the Hull-House mansion for a series of "home-based" discussions. In conversation with local community activists, the Collective Cleaners will lead dialogues about home in Jane Addams' bedroom, the Hull-House library, on the porch, and other gathering spaces within the house and Residents' Dining Hall. The evening will conclude with a home-cooked family style meal, made in the Hull-House kitchen.
Home, the lived space where we act out our personal lives is shaped by individual/family history, values and aspirations. Numerous powerful external forces also influence and regulate how we make and experience home, such as immigration status, economic recession, or family and state violence.
In an effort to explore and expand the notion of home, we've asked diverse communities to weigh in on the significance of home. Please join anti-eviction activists, domestic workers, disability rights activists, prison abolitionists, sex positive activists, public housing historians, immigrant rights activists, family scholars, co-op residents, veterans, feminists and gender-base violence experts as we consider all the ways home can simultaneously be site of liberation, control, and surveillance, and also a space of love, labor and care.
The "Making Home" program concludes a year-long partnership with Collective Cleaners, who collaborated with the museum for the Unfinished Business: 21st Century Home Economics exhibit from December 2013-February 2014.
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.