The Living Glossary: "Auction"

The first completed definition for The Living Glossary project.

The Living Glossary

The Living Glossary offers expanded, personalized definitions of the sterile vocabulary of housing development, demystifying terms and concepts such as: "auction", "blight", "community", "development", "gentrification", "property". Moving through and beyond legal or "official" definitions, the glossary will detail the historic origins of the terms, the socio-political contexts that activate the words, and oral histories from individuals whose lives have been affected by the concepts, bringing a living fullness to deceptively simple words that frame our lives but whose shallow definitions flatten our ability to understand and work against oppressive realities.

 

Click poster to open "Auction", the first completed definition for The Living Glossary Project.