This is a very powerful project by Re think Homelessness.
This video from Rethink Homelessness gives these often overlooked people a voice in their video Cardboard Stories. Homeless people in Orlando, Florida were given a pen and a piece of cardboard, and asked to share something about their life. Their answers are surprising – often revealing lives full of promise and hidden potential.
Rethink Homelessness is just that…it’s a strategic creative grassroots initiative to help the community rethink
who the homeless really are in Central Florida. Many people are
surprised to learn that 80% of our community’s homeless are families and
children. This is a statistic that is rising more and more as our
shelters, streets, and forests are being filled with families barely
surviving in silence. For more information about Re Think Homelessness go to their website. HERE
In 2009 Lauren and I at the ARTcart in Oakland created art with many homeless people. Here was our friend Christopher, he was homeless and shared many stories with us. Our experience was eye opening and a treasure, to have connected with strangers through the process of making art together. Everyone's story should be heard.
What our your thoughts on about Homelessness and their anonymity in our society?
July 22nd, 2014 The ARTcart was at In front of [ freespace ] which is 1011 Market St with artist Marie Applegate and her daughter Daisy.
Here is some images from the day taken by Marie Applegate.
This FREE event is part of
The ARTcart One 4 One
the world one artwork at time. Everytime Art is Moving's ARTcart is booked for an
event, we will inturn produce a Free ARTcart event in needed community
Giving in Action
The Gift of Art
FREE ARTcart pops up in mundane, everyday areas in your community and
invites all to sit down, take a break from the ordinary, and make some
We have seen at the ARTcart when
people make art together societal boundaries of alienation begin to
dissolve. While creating strangers strike up conversations and they
begin to see and connect with each other on a universal level. We feel
that through the realization of our interconnectedness, we have the
potential to become individually empowered. For us empowerment leads to
compassion and empathy within society as whole. Communal Art making is
an ideal vessel for creating a better world. ~Lauren and Lisa (Co-Founding Directors of Art is Moving's ARTcart)
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book the ARTcart go HERE.