Changing Negative Look of Black History Through Shotgun House Redevelopment

March 21, 2016

Project Row House is a series of twenty-two shotgun houses in Houston, Texas that were restored in the 1990s. The houses are art studios for artists working in African-American themes along with housing for single mothers. 

 

The project was started by Rick Lowe, who was approached by a group of high school students and asked him to create solutions to problems instead of creating work that tells the community what their problems are. 

 

As of 2009 Project Row Houses now has 40 properties. Rick Lowe wants his public art initiative to change the way people look at black history.

 

 

 

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