EVICTED is a multimedia immersive exhibition about housing insecurity produced by the National Building Museum. EVICTED was at Memphis's Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library from Dec. 3, 2022 - Jan. 22, 2023.
Each year more than 2.3 million Americans, most of them low-income renters, face eviction. Inspired by Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Evicted brings visitors into a harsh reality faced by millions of American families every year.
The exhibition challenges visitors to face the enormity of one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems – the eviction epidemic – while providing context for the crisis and a call to action. Evicted amplifies the stories of tenant families, as they explain in their own words and images the impact eviction has on them and their loved ones. The exhibition also highlights ways that some local and state governments and nonprofits are intervening to upend the cycle of chronic evictions, such as Right to Counsel laws and new affordable housing projects.
By raising awareness of the scale and prevalence of the issue of eviction, Evicted aims to inspire people to raise their voices to address housing insecurity in their own neighborhoods and cities.