Special web preview – Issue#13, Housing

The full issue is scheduled to appear in print in March 2013. Please see “Web Features” drop-down menu for a sampling of some of the contributions, edited together as a special web preview.

Issue 13 explores the contested ground where we live and have lived: the history and current state of “housing” in Chicago and the political, personal, and imaginative meanings that accompany these physical spaces and the struggles for them. This sampling of pieces to appear in the print issue reflect the issue’s broad themes, including stories and histories of housing in Chicago; the CHA’s Plan for Transformation and its ongoing aftermath; current struggles in Chicago around foreclosure and eviction, detention, and uneven development; housing alternatives and the labor of care; and the effects of gentrification in the Pilsen neighborhood.