National Building Museum’s “Evicted” Exhibit
October 21 @ 10:00 am - December 30 @ 6:00 pm
Mark your calendar! The National Building Museum’s exhibition Evicted is traveling to Birmingham, AL from October 21 to December 30, 2021 at the Birmingham Public Library’s Central Location.
Central Birmingham Public Library – 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, Alabama 35203-2744
The Alabama Center for Architecture (ACFA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the enjoyment of architecture, design and construction through engagement, education, and collaboration. The ACFA educates individuals and community leaders about the power of architecture and how it improves lives and transforms the places where we live.
For more than a year, the ACFA and partner organizations below have been working toward a common goal: education and awareness about the housing crisis facing our nation. We believe that with our combined resources and statewide programming, the AEC industry can help find solutions.
Inspired by Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Evicted brings visitors into the world of low-income renter eviction. The exhibit challenges visitors to face the enormity of one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems, while providing context for the crisis and a call to action.
The exhibition also highlights ways that some local and state governments and nonprofits are intervening to upend the cycle of chronic evictions, such as Right to Counsel laws and new affordable housing projects. Visitors leave armed with ideas for ways they can enact change in their jurisdictions and help alleviate the downward spiral for those already living on the economic edge.