Red Lines Housing Crisis Learning Center was developed between 2006 and 2008 and posed a question about the built environment—how is it paid for?—in order to tell a story about race, class, private capital, and public power in the United States. An idiosyncratic history of American home finance realized in outsized objects, models, photographs, found artifacts, text, and video documents, it opened at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in September 2008 in the midst of the global crisis spurred by some of its subject matter and traveled to the Queens Museum of Art (now Queens Museum) in Spring 2009.

To learn more, see Rich’s Real Estate and Liquid Architecture in the Bibliography.