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Adaptive Reuse: New Strategies in Response to the Housing Crisis

Claire Barliant considers how artists in the US are responding — in exhibited artwork and community projects — to the housing and financial crises. I remember when I bought my first home, and how that made me feel […] It’s an overused phrase, but it’s part of the American Dream. It’s a wonderful feeling […] I don’t have any study out there I could point to, but I wonder if the homeownership rate was higher in the Middle East if you’d have so much fighting and bickering. I’d love to see a study that shows what the percentage of suicide bombers who own their homes is. Because it’s something you can point to and say ‘that’s where I live, and I own it’. – – Robert Couch, former general counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2008