Friday, March 8, 2013

Buildings and People

Walking towards the DC Archives by the Convention Center, I came across this sign by Borf, along with photos organized by Ward 6's own Rosina Teri Memolo. These photos were taken by and of students at Lincoln Heights and Edgewood Terrace. Borf writes:
The bourgeoisie of the whole world, which looks complacently upon wholesale massacre, is convulsed by horror at the desecration of brick and mortar.
Are Ward 6 residents convulsed by horror at the potential desecration of buildings? Are they more concerned about the historic preservation of buildings than about the preservation of people? Are Ward 6 residents complacent about the displacement of our neighbors from Ward 6, which makes their lives worse off? Of course, it doesn't have to be an either/or, either buildings or people; but why does it so often end up this way?

You can see the original, impressive photo display here. Rosina and the students were working with Words Beats & Life, Inc.

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