What happens when one has access to a home? What is a home worth?
For my neighbors in Chicago, like many across America, one of their top concerns is affordable housing. Reflecting on the value of a home beyond a place of shelter, I spent sixteen weeks researching 218 GroveStreet in Bluffton, Ohio. This house was my mother’s childhood home and the place where my grandparents lived. My aim was to better understand where the value I place on the concept of home comes from and to use this lens to explore how culture, material knowledge and identity is passed down from generation to generation.
In the 2020 Women in the Workforce report, it states that one out of three mothers may be forced to scale back or leave the workforce during the current global pandemic. The majority cited childcare as the primary reason. What setbacks do we face if so many women leave the workplace? What setbacks do we face if they do not leave? Collecting the work of six mothers through history, the interactive posters below attempt to bring these questions to light.