Bring a heart to show Kanye West’s childhood home some love on Valentine’s Day!
Landmarks Illinois’ Skyline Council has joined with Donda’s House, the arts incubator that provides education, access and programs for creative youths in Chicago, to “Heart Bomb” Kanye West’s childhood home on Valentine’s Day.
What is Heart Bombing?
“Heart bombing” is a public display of love to historic sites and local landmarks by showering the site with physical expressions of affection, such as paper hearts. It is an activation of a space that is often vacant or underutilized, giving a new perspective on its potential.
The “Heart Bomb” is part of Donda’s House HeARTS Matter Week – its annual advocacy and education campaign. Currently, Donda’s House programming is housed at Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts. It is the intention that Kanye West’s childhood home on S. South Shore Drive will be converted into an arts hub for youth.
At the heart bombing event, Skyline Council members and LI staff will discuss the value of preservation while Donda’s House shares its vision for the space with the community. The “heart bombing” will serve as a physical reminder to the community that a property is valuable and deserves our attention and investment.
Where & When
7815 S. South Shore Drive, Chicago (Kanye West’s former home)
February 14, 2018
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
(pictured: Skyline Council Member Chris Enck with Donda’s House Executive Director Donnie Smith in front of Kanye West’s childhood home. Chris Enck recently conducted a conditions assessment of the home pro bono on behalf of LI.)