I documented some of the Chicago Housing Authority Projects, both present and demolished sites, and through the comparison of archival footage from the Media Burn Archive and what I shot present day, I portray how Chicago Public Housing has changed or stayed the same throughout a short time period of about 20-30 years.
What sparked this desire to document and create this documentary was footage I saw briefly at Media Burn Archive, of the Robert Taylor Homes off of the Dan Ryan Expressway, which has been torn down and through very surface level research discovered the last Robert Taylor Home was demolished in 2005. The land has now been redeveloped and houses town homes. I wished for the footage I shot and the inter-weaved archival footage to create a visual conversation of how Chicago Public Housing is treated, changed over time, how new public housing reconciles the building model of public housing that was popular in the 60s, 70s and
80s, and I am very interested in how social constructs are created through architectural designs.