“Who would want to save these raggedy old buildings?” was a question often posed by Wardell Yotaghan, leader of the Coalition to Protect Public Housing in Chicago. He would quickly answer his own question by saying, “We don’t want to save these buildings in their present condition. We want these buildings rehabbed or new units built to meet the needs of all the people.”
Mamie grew up in the Jane Adams Houses on the south side of Chicago. Although she no longer lives there or in that neighborhood, she still calls this place home.
Video stills and photographs from this project were made into etchings that underscore the alienated setting and vanishing buildings. See prints »