culture

National Public Housing Museum
Chicago, IL


We are pleased to be content developers as well as exhibition designers for the new National Public Housing Museum, the first cultural institution in the US dedicated to telling the story of public housing. The museum will preserve and transform the only remaining building of the historic Jane Addams Homes on the Near West Side. The three-story brick building opened in 1938 as the first federal government housing project in Chicago. It housed hundreds of families over six decades and has been vacant since 2002. Through interpretive apartment recreations, art galleries and installations, oral history archives, and spaces for community activism the museum will preserve, promote, and propel the right of all people to a place to call home.