Posters Wanted On Affordable Housing, Gentrification & Homelessness by 4/3/17
Santa Barbara Tenants Union
Silkscreen, ca. 1979, Santa Barbara, CA
CSPG invites artists, organizations, and activists to submit posters for our newest exhibition to premiere May 2017. Original posters, old or new, preferred, high resolution digital files accepted. Posters must be or have been produced in multiples, including Offset, Silkscreen, Stencil, Litho, Woodcut, Linocut, and Digital Print. Please send posters to CSPG by April 3, 2017.
Remain! Reclaim! Rebuild!
Posters on Affordable Housing, Gentrification & Resistance
Throughout the world, gentrification targets low income and vulnerable communities, driving up rents and housing costs for existing residents. Developers, merchants, and property owners are rapidly changing formerly affordable housing to luxury living. As the income gap widens, existing rent control legislation is unable to reconcile the gap between real wages and housing affordability. It is within this landscape that renters worry if they can ever buy homes of their own – or keep their rentals through retirement. As housing costs escalate, people often must choose between paying the rent or skipping meals, or moving away from schools, friends and family. When people are forced to move, their families and communities suffer.