“Redlining Our Souls” – December 1, 2018 – January 14, 2019
Opening reception Monday, December 3rd, 6-7:30 pm
Artist’s description: “Why are many American communities segregated? Is it by choice? Researchers show that it’s by design. The recent publication,The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein, presents clear evidence from the records of the FHA (Federal Housing Administration). The University of Richmond’s extensive Mapping Inequality database (https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/redlining) contains vivid illustrations.
“After WWII, our country, through unethical legislation and corrupt real estate and banking practices, codified segregation.Curator and artist Laura Di Piazza’s Redlining Our Souls, opening at the Norwich Public Library on Monday, December 3rd 6pm-7:30pm, will include curated ‘security maps’ produced by the HOLC (Home Owners Loan Corporation), alongside her abstract paintings. Curatorial direction by Kristin Stein Saroyan. Papers, articles and web resources on mapping inequality, also known as redlining, will be available for visitors.”