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218 Grove

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, and apart of Cassim Shepard's Storytelling as / in / for Citymaking course, I spent sixteen weeks researching 218 Grove Street 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.

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