About the Project
“Housing is not just a roof; it’s not just walls. It’s much more than that. Housing must have a community attached to it, and a territory. A territory where people can have access to the means of livelihood–to land, to water, to resources, to sources of income–and not only being sheltered somewhere.”
-Raquel Rolnick, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing
HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT is a creative storytelling project that aims to help connect diverse communities around housing, land, and the dignity of a place to call home.
Since 2009 we have created a space for people to share stories of their community and ongoing experiences trying to obtain or maintain a place to call Home. We are building a collection of intimate, viscerally honest narratives exploring the complex fabric of community and the human right to housing and land, painting a living portrait of human rights.
Stories are recorded in sound in the tradition of oral history and shared as audio stories, photographs and multimedia across multiple platforms-including interactive exhibitions in unconventional spaces & broadcasts via traditional and new media outlets.
Housing is a Human Right accepts commissions to record stories and develop content for exhibitions, campaigns, organizations and institutions. email us at info (@) housingisahumanright.org.