THE HISTORY + THE FAMILIES
THE INSANE HOUSING PRICES. PEOPLE ARE GETTING PRICED OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD


THE LAKE!
MORE FESTIVALS


BEING ABLE TO WALK EVERYWHERE... AND THE PEOPLE


WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE FIRST... 

RENTS aRE rising quickly


THE CULTURE


There is no neighborhood without neighbors, and the Sustainable Love Corporation installation "Good Neighbor" at Rooms to Let 2017, (May 20-21, 2017) magnified the people who have lived and currently live in, as well as visitors to Slavic Village, and presented an environment where they might reflect on what it means to be a good neighbor.


The interior installation was an homage to a family that lived in the same Slavic Village home since the house was built in the late 1800's until the 1980's. Photographs and artifacts from the family provided a glimpse into the neighborhood's past. An oversized portrait of the artist's mother (who grew up in Slavic Village, is pasted to the boarded up window on the exterior of "our" Rooms to Let house (slated for demolition in 2017) to provide the illusion that someone is still home. Visitors to the house allowed their portrait to be taken peeping out of the adjacent room window as well as in other parts inside and outside the house.

While being "snapped", the folks were asked to think about the best thing about the neighborhood they live in, and then asked them to think about something in their neighborhood that they desperately would like to see change. Some answers are randomly floating above the photo collage below. For a larger selection of photos and remarks, please link over to the
Sustainable Love CorporationGood Neighbor Album on Facebook.

Special thanks to Cynthia Piper who loaned photographs and artifacts  from her Slavic Village home for the interior "Good Neighbor" room installation, Thank you Foundry Woodprints for the oversized print for the exterior window, to Dott von Schneider for curating, and to the artists of our Rooms to Let Indigenous House: Mallorie Freeman, Sean Jason Kelly, Gina Desantis,  Brenda Strump, Bryon Miller, Meghann Hennan. Thanks to Slavic Village Development Corporation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and  thank you to all the neighbors on Gertrude Street and in Slavic Village.

I LIVE ONE BLOCK FROM WHERE MY MOM GREW UP, sO I AM ONE BLOCK FROM MY GRANDMOTHER!
SUSTAINABLE LOVE CORPORATION 2017

HELEN VON SCHNEIDER, ARTIST


GUN VIOLENCE AND DRUG USE HAVE GOT TO STOP


It's dirty with litter, trash and cigarette butts


WE LOVE THE BIKE PATH IN  OUR NEIGHBORHOOD


WE WANT MORE PARKING


WE love the people. OUR neighborhood is INtegrated!
AFFORDABILITY


PitBULLS SHOULD BE ALLOWED
WE LOVE
The PARK



THE PARK AND ALL THE OPEN SPACE


FEwer lots, more buildings, structures, houses
WE NEED MORE AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE


IMPROVED LGBT RIGHTS
WE NEED MORE PEOPLE ON THEIR PORCH TALKING TO ONE ANOTHER



THERE ARE GREAT LIVE/WORK opportunities


MORE DIVERSITY
SAFETY! My NEIGHBORS HAVE MY BACK



BETTER RELATIONS BETWEEN GOVERNMENT, LAW ENFORCEMNET, and individuals


PEOPLE NEED TO GATHER MORE INFORMATION
instead of making strictly EMOTIONAL DECISIONS
The POVERTY



MORE DIVERSITY AT EVENTS HERE



THE PEOPLE'S RESISTANCE TO CHANGE


WE LOVE THE PROXIMITY TO EVERYTHING WE NEED


THE COMMUNITY FEELING
LANDLORDS NEED TO CLEAN THEIR YARDS
I CAN GET TO EVERYTHING I NEED without a car
GARDENING



There are beautiful houses in our neighborhood



LITTERING and NEIGHBORS putting THEIR trash out
too early


The best thing

about my neighborhood is...

THE OLD TREES
GOSSIP


all the art festivals
the sense of community, but it's complicated


good neighbor

THERE AREN'T MANY TRUMP VOTERS 


THE BIRDS CHIRPING



MORE
‚ÄčCOMMUNITY CENTERS
Walkability
MORE COMMUNITY INITIATIVES AND CONNECTIVITY
MORE INCLUSION



I WANT TO KNOW MORE OF MY NEIGHBORS


HAVING ACTIVE NEIGHBORS AROUND


OVEr-gentrification has driven away all the working class people



walking around taking pictures


all the art festivals
MY FRIENDS
TRASH AND DEBRIS 
THE TRASH AND THE CRIME


FEWER RACIST POLICE