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Porch Politics
Completed 2021
Porch Politics is a multi-media installation that explores the communal aspects of the American Porch. Often ignored and underutilized, this space is the source of many acts of defiance, refusal, and liberation. Porch Politics imposes physical steps, within the School of the Art Institute of Chicago entry gallery to be occupied, climbed, and conquered. While literal porch steps foreground the installation, a large scale mixed-media drawing captures the local housing typologies of the Austin community. An area that is often avoided and mischaracterized is given prominence and celebration. Porch Politics challenges you to rethink spatial occupation and collective community.

Client: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Fabrication: Building Brown Workshop
Photography: Griffin Imaging Studio
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