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Rick Lowe

Project Row Houses
Houston, Texas
Rick Lowe is an artist, a 2014 MacArthur Fellow and one of the founders of Project Row Houses, located in Houston’s Historic Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. Project Row Houses is a community platform that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape. We engage neighbors, artists, and enterprises in collective creative action to help materialize sustainable opportunities in marginalized communities. Although PRH’s African-American roots are planted deeply in Third Ward, the work of PRH extends far beyond the borders of a neighborhood in transition. The Project Row Houses model for art and social engagement applies not only to Houston, but also to diverse communities around the world.

Credit: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.