Housing The Future 2.0

A Disruptive Futures Dialogue

Date and Time
Tue, September 10, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tumbleroot Brewery
Chair of the Department of Architecture at UNM & Founder of ecoMOD
Associate Director of Rural Studio
Co-founder & CEO of InOurHands
Design Director at [bc]WORKSHOP

Creative Santa Fe’s Disruptive Futures Dialogues series generates visionary new approaches to critical issues to drive positive change. Housing the Future 2.0 addressed Santa Fe’s housing needs by leveraging the art of storytelling and by highlighting real-time innovative solutions to address, and begin to solve, Santa Fe’s affordable housing crisis.

Santa Fe is currently at a 99% rental capacity and lack of affordable housing is one of the most significant obstacles for current residents and economic growth. The city urgently needs as may as 5,000 new rental units and currently builds between 65-100 units per year. We clearly need creative new approaches to tackle this seemingly intractable challenge.

This event consisted of four inspiring chapters:

1. Former SFAI Story Maps resident artists Mya Green and Yvette Serrano released limited edition affordable housing zines to attendees. These zines were thoughtfully designed to share stories and information around local housing issues.

2. Three local artist’s performed their responses to select housing stories to illustrate the realities of the Santa Fe housing crisis. Performers included punk rock musician Jessie Deluxe, poet Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, and screenwriters Sam Dabbs and J. Weston Phippen.

3. Following the performances, multiple local and national affordable housing organizations presented their innovative and effective approaches to design, material, and community engagement to create positive and impactful change. Presenters included:

4. The event wrapped-up with action meetings led by experts in the field to explore housing topics in detail. Breakout sessions included:

This dialogue is a continuation of Creative Santa Fe’s 2018 Housing the Future event and is in conjunction with the Siler Yard Arts + Creativity Center affordable housing project.


This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.