Foreclosed: Rehousing The American Dream is an unusual exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This exhibit presents the work of architects, planners, ecologists, engineers, landscape designers, and other specialists in the urban and suburban condition to develop proposals for housing in the wake of the mortgage-foreclosure crisis that continues to afflict the United States.
During the summer of 2012 I visited this exhibit to better understand how modern thinkers are approaching the foreclosure problem in our country. This exhibit explores new and different, but perhaps not better, ways of reshaping our cultural approach to housing. These ideas hope to free the middle class from its vision that a single family home is the greatest aspiration for realizing the American Dream.