At the Creative Time Summit Rick Lowe spoke of Project Row Houses as social sculpture intended for social justice by “honoring a place for what it is … and in the process giving a sense of dignity to that place. With dignity, a place can sustain itself — perpetuate the honor that it deserves — and really put itself in a position where it can have a fair relationship within a broader context. For low income communities in general … we dishonor these communities. Dignity is not on the surface and sometimes it’s a possibility. These little houses nurture and support people in times of growth.”
Not a part of Project Row Houses, the above image could be read as an appeal to honor a place for what it is not.