Here's the whole crew at our project presentation last Saturday! Faultlines is the work of countless hours of research, data analysis, and design by our team over the last couple months. We used census data, archival information, and current trends of Baltimore City to understand the impacts, past and present, of the Housing Ordinance of 1910. Even during its time, the ordinance was called one of the harshest examples of Jim Crow legislation in the country, legalizing racial segregation in city housing, block by block. Much of the fallout from the ordinance can be seen today in the great disparities between Baltimore neighborhoods.
With this information, we created a plan for an informed public art piece bringing the history and present impacts of the ordinance to light. We hope to install the piece in Mt. Vernon Place Park to replace the former statue of Roger B. Taney.
Watch the entire presentation on our Facebook page - just search for Mpossible.Design.
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