nowHERE Seattle was an interactive social art exhibition investigating the global housing crisis curated by Cleo Barnett. nowHERE brought together 20 artists who live in homes, and 20 artists who are living homeless to produce works of art that explored empowerment, inequality and the global housing crisis. Through site responsive artworks that engaged our local community, live music, performances, workshops, and discussions we provided a platform of equality, where the housing status of an individual does not determine the credibility of their expression and/or contribution to this world. We had around 500 visitors to this one-day exhibition and thanks to #hashtaglunch bag we were able to provide 100 free sack lunches and T-shirts. Special thanks to Homeless in Seattle who provided mentorship along the development of this process and provided our space with free socks to give out on the day. Located in the downtown slated for development office building on the corner of Seventh and Cherry which LoveCityLove took over for a short period of time and transformed into a dynamic art and music venue, nowHere had its beginnings… taking a ‘nobody’ or a ‘nowhere’ and coming together as a community to say we are Now Here. We all matter. And together we can make a difference.
Seattle, Washington // August 23, 2015// Special thanks to LoveCityLove x Artprimo x Homeless in Seattle x Real Change x #hashtaglunchbag