Edible ghetto: watch a Chicago housing project get eaten
Interestingly enough, some New York and Chicago artists had a similar idea, only much more appetizing. Artists Eliza, Eve and Bowie created an “edible ghetto” – housing projects made out of food and then allowed their audience to slowly nibble away at the development one evening.
Take a look:
I think it’s really interesting to watch how the destruction starts slowly. When it’s all one piece, people are hesitant to take a bite. But after the pieces start coming off, people start to chow down. Why not take a piece of something that’s already falling apart?
The artists ask some great questions about the “consumption” of a neighborhood, land and space.
It also reminded me of some former Chicago public housing towers that have already been “eaten,” – the former ABLA homes on the near West side. Take a look:
What do you think?