Housing is probably the most obviously pressing concern in Santa Cruz. It is a land use issue as the city plans for growth and residents demand affordability and more units. What would you like Santa Cruz to look like, what kind of housing do you want, who are the different “we’s” who live here now, and who has already been forced out, or will be soon, because of the high cost of housing? How can the city accommodate the real needs of unhoused people? How can we create sanctuaries for new arrivals? What does multi-species housing look like, and how can we build awareness that we share space with more-than-humans as well as other humans in a complex ecology?
We will program film screenings, installations, and visiting artist workshops related to housing, multispecies housing, diaspora, and sanctuary.