Professor Alisha Wormsley has a two-person installation with Ayanah Moor at the Elmhurst Art Museum’s Mies van der Rohe McCormick House in Elmhurst, IL. The exhibition, titled “There is Black Housing in the Future: Equitable Public House as Memorial,” is on view January 28 through June 20.
For the exhibition, Wormsley and Moor created an installation in the McCormick House as a means of activism and education to support mothers fighting for the future of Black housing. The exhibition references national, community, and grassroots organizations—like Moms 4 Housing—that advocate for affordable, dignified housing for all. “There is Black Housing in the Future” is inspired by Afro-Futurist artists and writers who affirm the visibility and well-being of Black communities across notions of space and time. An artist activity video for youth will complement Wormsley and Moor’s artwork. Using everyday household items, the artists will guide viewers in the production of message-based posters, yard signs, and even kites to support communities’ voices.