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PANEL DISCUSSION | OUR HAUS
PICTURE THE HOMELESS
FRIDAY, JUN 22 2012, 05:00 PM
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WochenKlausur Features, New York (USA), a project by Vienna-based group WochenKlausur, who are part of the Austrian Cultural Forum's tenth anniversary exhibition, OUR HAUS, focuses on contemporary positions and practices on the topic of housing and public space.
For the duration of the exhibition (which runs through August 26), nine New York-based organizations, associations, interest groups, and activists who deal with issues of housing and the urban built environment were chosen to use the ACFNY Gallery space for one week each.
Picture the Homeless is a grassroots organization, founded and led by homeless people organizing for social justice around issues like housing, police violence, and the shelter-industrial complex. Picture the Homeless will be in residence at the ACFNY Gallery from June 18 to June 24.
This panel discussion featuring representatives of Picture the Homeless will focus on Occupy Wall Street's homeless protesters discussing the lead role that homeless people played in the Occupy movement, and how the injustices of the housing market connect to big banks, income inequality, corporate control of politics, and other problems of "the 99%."