Your Call: How are artists exploring the Bay Area’s affordability crisis?

Dec 9, 2014

  

 

 

On the December 9th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we're discussing creative responses to displacement. Median rent in San Francisco is over $3,000 a month. The city is now one of the most unequal urban areas in the country. Many long-term renters have been evicted. From 2000 to 2010, San Francisco’s black population dropped by 19 percent. What place does art have in the fight against gentrification? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 Guests:

Melorra Green, curator for Inquiry and Impact at SOMArts

Karen Seneferu, a sculpture and mixed media artist born and raised in Oakland

The Place/Displaced art exhibit will be on display until December 13th at the SOMArts main gallery, located at 934 Brannan Street. There will be a social hour with drinks and snacks among the art from5:30pm to 7pm on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Free with RSVP at ubuntudinner.eventbrite.com.

Web Resources:

Place/Displaced Exhibition

Karen Seneferu

San Francisco Chronicle: Green sisters’ sights on Fillmore district

San Francisco Chronicle: Putting the pain of S.F. gentrification to good use

Sacramento Bee: Evictions soar in San Francisco as real estate prices rise

Counterpunch: Down, out and evicted in San Francisco

Hyphen: San Francisco’s Loss of He(art)

Wall Street Journal: How Techies are Transforming San Francisco

San Francisco Examiner: Mixed-use development at Mission BART plaza scrutinized at school board committee meeting