Landlords of vacant houses littered throughout Baltimore are being called out on their negligence thanks to a group of artists and city activists. The Wall Hunters: Slumlord Project is exposing the parties responsible for the dilapidated buildings by putting them on blast by wheatpasting murals and QR codes with information about the owners and property violations on their walls.
The murals aim to start a conversation. Their purpose is to force people to look and notice that the owners of the specific properties have the means to improve them, but haven’t and chosen not to. The crumbling houses are not only an eyesore, but they are also a safety hazard for the citizens who live in the neighborhoods.
The Wall Hunters: Slumlord Project is trying to get a total of 15 murals up and so far, have completed nine. The group is also working on producing a film that chronicles the art process while also raising the issues Balitmore faces of its vacant houses and future.
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