In the Fall 2009 semester we were challenged to develop an art project that would be interventionist in nature, meaning that it would cause some interruption in our daily lives, which resulted in the development of WE ARE ALL HOMELESS.
It began as a series of "flash mob happenings," where a few dozen people holding up authentic homeless signs converged on an intersection or other public location (2009-2010). Since then the project has resulted in a number of art installations and projects, some of which are described in this blog. In 2012 I presented a TEDx talk about the project. And in July of 2014 we began a 31-day, 24 city cross country trip buying signs from as many homeless people as possible, and making a documentary about the process.
The purpose of the project is to raise awareness about homelessness, and to change the preconceived ideas many people have about the homeless and their situations.
This blog has links to Dallas area homeless shelters and support networks, and below is more information about the project, related art projects, and homelessness in general. If you are interested in participating, leave a comment on this blog and your contact information.
Thanks and blessings for your interest in helping the homeless.