December 10, 2020
From the organizers:
“As part of his larger project, Is There Life on Here? A Human Look at Houston’s Freeways: 288, 2020 Project Freeway Fellow Jeffrey Bussey will host an outdoor screening and discussion of Jon Schwartz’s 1987 documentary film, This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale at the Station Museum on Thursday, December 10 at 7 pm (doors at 6:30) Advance registration is requested.
The film tells the hyper-local, yet wholly American, story of the Riverside Terrace neighborhood in central Houston and its struggle with forces seen across the United States throughout the mid-twentieth century – housing segregation, white-flight, block-busting, and systematic underserving of communities of color. All of which are still critical issues today.
Is There Life on Here? A Human Look at Houston’s Freeways: 288 asks how has the gargantuan Houston freeway system constructed our identities and the areas we call home? The project not only challenges how we define place but connects the city’s history with its ever-growing highway system and makes us all take a closer look at the divisions we navigate daily. Bussey is creating a Field Guide to 288 – the state highway that bisects Third Ward and connects downtown Houston with the southwest suburbs – as well as an online resource for the freeway-curious among us. Concurrent with the release of the Guide later this year, Bussey will lead a walking tour highlighting aspects of the project (details to come).”
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