Architecture Center Houston is proud to announce their upcoming exhibition The Voices of People. The Stories of Place. The Politics of Power., opening Thursday, February 22, 6-8pm, and on view through April 26, 2024. Curated by Susan Rogers and José Mario López, the exhibition amplifies and centers the voices and visions of twelve Houston communities and their leaders, through video, stories, maps and photographs.
The Voices of the People. mediates and disrupts the relationships between public and private, fast and slow, the privileged and the overlooked, the beautiful and the ordinary, through a curated collection of visual, text, and audio storytelling focused on twelve Houston neighborhoods. The layered stories, intertwined across mediums, celebrate the power of people and the significance of place. Pasadena-based photographer Joe Robles IV worked with the curators, Susan Rogers and Mario Lopez, to develop life size portraits of community leaders, standing firm in place. The portraits are a celebration of strength and resilience—of what it means to stand up to power, to stand for rights, to fight for change, and embrace a different future.
Dialogue and conversations, listening and sharing, are critical components of the exhibit, disrupting who makes and sits at the table, and organized through a series of public events that privilege, respect, and promote community voice over those of experts. This dialogue is intended to explore intersectionality as it relates to people, the places they call home, and the power to imagine and achieve a new system with new values.