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An 'Evicted' Exhibit Planned for the National Building Museum

The critically acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted by Mathew Desmond will serve as the inspiration for an "immersive" exhibition at the National Building Museum.
October 28, 2017, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Tales of eviction will juxtapose the National Building Museum's picturesque interior in 2018.
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"In April 2018, Evicted will be the subject of an exhibition at the National Building Museum," reports Kriston Capps.

Capps also reports that Sarah Leavitt, a curator at the museum, is adapting the book as an exhibit, is working to adapt the book. Desmond is also aiding the process. Apparently the idea to adapt the book into exhibit originated with Leavitt.

"The museum presentation will be heavy on infographics, featuring comparisons of eviction laws between states and data on the rise of evictions across different markets," writes Capps.

Did we mention earlier that Mathew Desmond won a Pulitzer Prize for Evicted? He also was recently announced as a 2015 MacArthur Fellow.

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Published on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in CityLab
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