Slumlord Watch is an organization that researches and posts pictures of illegally and disgracefully under-maintained vacant properties with the intention of pushing absentee slumlords to fulfill their responsibilities and pointing out to neighbors the culprits behind their communities’ decline.
The project that we are developing will give Slumlord Watch a more visible approach to dealing with the landowners it tries to keep in check. For this project we are going to be putting wheat pasted artwork onto all the vacants to be featured on the website before the pictures of the properties are taken for the website. Next to each pasting will be a large QR code, which once scanned by a phone app, will direct the viewer to the post on the website about the specific slumlord and the property code violations for that building.
This is the first installation. The QR code in this picture links to this page on the Slumlord Watch website: <a href=”http://slumlordwatch.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/833-n-gilmor-street/” rel=”nofollow”>slumlordwatch.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/833-n-gilmor-street/</a>