The museum space serves as a literal and artistic common ground, a welcoming space for Angelenos to meet and mingle and explore civic issues together.
Worlds of Homelessness proposes an interdisciplinary and global engagement with homelessness and its connections to inequality, gentrification, racism and migration. The project creates a platform for local and international artists, architects and scholars to come together to share ideas.
The Worlds Of Homelessness event series including discussions, music performances, and film screenings took place from October 22. through 27., 2019 in Los Angeles at the Skid Row History Museum and Archive, NAVEL, and SCI-Arc, and culminated with the Los Angeles Poverty Department’s 10th Annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists on October 26. and 27., 2019.
The project was developed by the Goethe Institut in cooperation with the Los Angeles and Los Angeles Poverty Department, which has created art with and promoted the activism of Skid Row Artists for decades; the Thomas Mann House, the renowned and independent architecture school SCI-Arc, the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin and NAVEL, a collectively driven cultural organization.
Full length videos of the discussions, created by the videographer Alex Brown:
Day 5 & 6: FESTIVAL FOR ALL SKID ROW ARTISTS