Mona Gazala

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The Housing Project was a socially-engaged traveling sculpture created in response to the issue of predatory home buyers in low-income and distressed neighborhoods. The "I buy homes" bandit signs, which are almost always posted illegally, are taken down regularly by vigilantes in my neighborhood. Some of those signs were donated to this project to cover the sculpture's exterior. The Housing Project traveled from Franklinton, to the OSU campus Department of Art, to the Cleveland Print Room, and back to OSU at the Knowlton School of Architecture. At each stop, visitors were invited to wallpaper the house's interior with predatory buyer postcards, or notes and drawings recalling home and/or housing insecurity.