4.02.2012

Article in The Atlantic Cities : How Quilting Can Explain the Foreclosure Crisis

An interview about my foreclosure quilts came out this week in The Atlantic Cities. Let's just say I was quite surprised and amazed when Sarah DeWeerdt contacted me last week. I was already familiar with Sarah's writing so it was quite a treat to talk to her in person.


It was one of the first interviews that really delved into the planning and economic issues that I address in my work. She asked some wonderful questions. Head over to The Atlantic to read the article.

Modesto Foreclosure Quilt, 2011.
Within an hour, one of my former coworkers at Calthorpe Associates had just happened to open the site at work and was shocked to see a picture of me there. I thought my days in the planning world were far gone but I guess I just can't stay away!

9 comments:

**EYE-SNACKS** said...

Hi Kathryn,i like your depth interview..nice to read where everything is coming from..ideas etc.

Keep up the good work!

Victoria said...

Great interview, Kathryn. Congratulations!

Ruth said...

Congratulations on the article! I have a much better understanding of you and your work.

blandina (aracne) said...

Congratulations your voice is being heard and you ARE making the difference, you have all my admiration.

Kathrin said...

I live fairly close to Rochester and will try to go to see your quilts later this month. Unfortunately we are traveling this weekend, otherwise I'd go to the artist talk. Congrats on this great write up!

Morgen said...

Your dedication to this project is inspiring and the poignancy in your work is really striking. I found what you said here particularly touching:
"I actually cut holes into the quilts where the foreclosed lots are to show you how vulnerable and how fragile these quilts are. So there are some neighborhoods that have more foreclosures, and those obviously are the most fragile quilts, the weakest"

Lari Washburn said...

Congratulations Kathryn! How wonderful to have a voice in this issue through your art. I think it lends so much credence to art as a life-giving domain, and I'm all for that!

lisa s said...

i've been so looking forward to reading this !!!
yay !!!!

karen said...

brilliant interview Kathryn...I really enjoyed it.

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