Undesign the Redline Exhibition Opening Reflections

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Last week we launched our newest exhibition, Undesign the Redline, with our partners, the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance (CAFHA), at our gallery space at 625 N. Kingsbury Street. A collaboration with Enterprise Community Partners, Designing the WE, and Elevated Chicago, Undesign details the history of systemic discriminatory housing policy from the 1920s to the present day, alongside stories of resistance and activism against housing discrimination.

To compliment the exhibition, the NPHM has also curated works by two artists that showcase Redlining and housing activism; Celestia Morgan’s Redline, which examines neighborhoods in Birmingham, Alabama, and a collection of color photographs taken by Bernard Kleina of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Chicago in 1966 and the Chicago Freedom Movement.

You can read more about the exhibition courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times.

A huge thank you to CAFHA for launching this exhibition with us, to Enterprise, Designing the WE, and Elevated Chicago for the creation of the panels, and to all who attended and commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. King last night.

If you weren't able to attend the opening, you can visit Undesign the Redline Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you're interested in booking a tour, please contact Mark Jaeschke or call us at (773) 245-1621.