This past weekend, journey2home was featured with a four-minute segment on “America’s News Headquarters.”
Participants, youth, neighbors, artists, surrounding community, and advocates were welcomed to the storefront hub with food, music and art making. The storefront is the focal point, hub, a filter, an opportunity and place for conversation and storytelling about the complex issue of housing insecurity for the duration of the project.
In this installation, one in a series of works by Ernel Martinez, he visualizes content through a coding system that represents data and language. Youth were given the opportunity to purchase Items from local merchants that could be used for or were representative of home. The configuration of color bands reference games and maps, emphasizing the choices (and liberation) youth seemed to experience in the process.