2006 City of Chicago Displacement Map
Digital print (36″ x 54″)
Miguel Cortez, 2006
Chicago has been going through many transformations the past 30 years. It is going through a reversal of the past american dream(white middle class) to live in the suburbs with your white picket fence and 2.5 kids while the people of color and lower class stayed within their boundaries in the inner-city. What has been happening now is that the people of color and lower class have been slowly displaced away from anywhere that is close to the lake. They are being pushed outwards and south. They are promised better housing in return for the land, but what are they really getting?…