Welcome to UnHomeless NYC
Combining the Arts and Social Sciences to Identify and Visualize the Causes of Homelessness
UnHomeless NYC brings together 15 artists and artist groups who use participation, activism, and pedagogy as their media to examine the issue of homelessness. Housing is an essential human right, but homelessness began to emerge in New York City in the late 1970s. Based on the 2018 #RealCollege survey, 55% of 22,000 CUNY students reported being housing insecure in the previous year, and 14% were homeless. How has the fundamental human right to housing been eclipsed in this city? Through artworks that highlight research, statistics, and activism, this exhibition offers a forum to consider and better understand New York City’s housing crisis and think about our future as we emerge from the pandemic.