Wall Hunters: The Slumlord Project Favorite 



Oct 4 2013


Baltimore, ND

Wallhunter's Slumlord Project is an innovative project in Baltimore, Maryland that will use street art to expose and publicize vacant and dilapidated housing and the responsible parties for those conditions. The project will use different street art forms to display art that will attract community interest and support community identity. By incorporating QR codes next to the art pieces that link to specific Slumlord Watch website posts, the project will educate community members about the housing and safety code violations on the property and the owners responsible for the property’s decline. Additional to the QR codes, on the doors of the properties we will have text detailing the specific property violations. Communications strategies will be employed to maximize public exposure, result in ripple effect publicity for the project, and begin public dialog about vacants, their owners, and the role of street art in community building and as a form of beautification and political expression. To dive deeper into the issue, we will be joining forces with a film being made to stimulate a conversation between community members and artist on the issue of Baltimore's overwhelming vacancy problem. The ultimate objective is to increase community, government, and public pressure to remedy the problem of vacant property in Baltimore City while promoting well­done street art on vacant properties as a means of visual improvement and general public benefit.

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