THE HOUSE LIFE PROJECT (HLP) was a grassroots, arts-focused initiative based in the St Clair Place neighborhood on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis from 2015-2017. Local residents worked with artists to reimagine abandoned houses as neighborhood assets and expand the creative landscape in our city. In 2018 we transitioned into a reflective phase dedicated to synthesizing and sharing what we’ve learned from three years of site-specific activity. In all of our work, we aim to foster relationships through participatory art, challenge notions of what can be a creative space and who can be an artist, and ask tough questions about unequal neighborhood change.

video by Kurtis Bowersock, 2016