roam home

Roam Home was an installation on view at WE Artspace in Oakland, CA from March through April 2012. Roam Home sought to visually engage residents and neighbors of the Temescal neighborhood in Oakland with a large-scale collage-based installation. Using images sourced from local publications Roam Home focussed on dialogue intended to inspire questions about the movement of people and how this movement affects the construction of neighborhood identities, while touching on ethical issues related to commerce-driven neighborhood change.

I incorporated found local images with other period images sourced from the neighborhood to create a window display co-opting a visual style familiar from the world of advertising. Save for one exception, WE were not selling a product or lifestyle but asking the neighbors to participate in thinking and questioning the driving forces behind some of this movement. While engaging in an open dialogue including contemporary issues, related to a neighborhood transition.

 

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