Some publications news: DPC members will discover a special treat in their mailboxes this week. Our current publication, Don’t Move Out! Foreclosure Resistance in Portland was mailed on Tuesday and is making its way to your door if you are signed up as a member at the Dill Pickler level and higher.
Don’t Move Out! is the first in a series of fold-out posters DPC is creating that aims to add vitality to crucial debates about Portland’s future, while creating opportunities for designers to engage with social issues. Each poster is the product of a commissioned collaboration between a designer, advocacy organization and DPC. As a result, we worked closely with We Are Oregon and graphic illustrator Jesse Reklaw to create a vibrant and educational tool to empower those affected by home foreclosure.
The poster explains the policies of banking corporations since the onset of the economic recession and what people can do about it locally. The narrative is told through a comic-book format, featuring the stories of several Portlanders who have had their homes repossessed, and one that is currently resisting. We Are Oregon was also interested in creating an outreach tool that could include the large numbers of Spanish speaking populations they work with, to help them understand banking policy and their legal rights. As a result, the poster is translated in Spanish on the reverse.
The posters are currently being distributed for free by We Are Oregon to homeowners facing foreclosures. Not facing housing foreclosure or a member, but still want one? You can pick one up on our online shop here. Two versions are available: a folded one and an unfolded one on heavier, archival paper.
This will be the last membership publication mailing, as we get ready to debut new membership levels on Tuesday, at the Third Annual Perfect Pickle.