Free The Deeds

In the Spring of 2021 I was asked by the Free The Deeds team of Diver Van Avery, Miré Regulus, and Lacey Prpić Hedtke to develop portraits of Minneapolis families impacted by redlining and discriminatory housing practices. Free the Deeds is a Minneapolis-wide public art project that will illuminate our common history and offer a path to repair.

Please visit this project at: to learn more about our shared history of discriminatory housing policies/practices, and to; 1) displaying a lawn sign in its front yard during the month of September, 2021. and 2) co-create equity by supporting African American Community Land Trust home buyers with down payment assistance funds.

Author: hapa9

My creative practice includes drawing, painting, graphic storytelling, network technology, public participation, and community land stewardship. I believe that art and creativity can serve as a critical catalyst for social and political change by engaging people in deliberative dialogue, illuminating concealed stories, building cross-sector platforms, and advancing agency and equity.

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