Wallhunters: The Slumlord Project (Baltimore)

WallHunters: The Slumlord Project

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[Watch the 5 minute video here]

[this post follows up on previous posts on artist Gaia posted on this blog]

The project will install 15 large street art pieces with posted info that reveals/publicizes the ownership of dilapidated vacant houses.

Using radical methods, our project will unite three forces to catalyze discussion of Baltimore’s vacancy problem and how to solve it:

  • Wall Hunters Inc, a recently  created, street  artist run non profit organization
  • Baltimore Slumlord Watch
  • a film being made that gives voice to the ignored on the topic of vacancy and the power of street art.

In short, the project will bring together 15 artists from around the country, each of whom will install a large piece on a dilapidated vacant house. QR codes and text detailing the ownership information that is uncovered by Slumlord Watch will accompany the art. Voices of the people who live in these neglected areas of town, will be heard through a film being created to amplify the conversation between artists and community members.

…and more to be announced

 

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One thought on “Wallhunters: The Slumlord Project (Baltimore)

  1. Wouldn’t a program of occupying and rehabilitating the buildings be better? Raising money to pay the artists, who do not live in the neighborhood? I don’t know, it seems that this was already done in the “East Village” of New York City, with devastating results.

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