LOS ANGELES, United States

The Art of Skid Row: Human Stories of Homelessness

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A photography book to fund solutions to homelessness + affordable housing through art.

 
The Art of Skid Row is a tool to reference the need for a new system of housing. Through this book, the human element of Homelessness + Urban Poverty become a visceral experience. The Art of Skid Row is an awareness campaign designed to shift the public perception of homelessness. Homelessness is a human rights issue. The fundamental truth of homelessness is humans not having homes. This book serves as a reminder to the human element of the issue. With the vision of our partner photographers; we take you on a journey to understand the underlying roots, causes and experiences of homelessness.
 
We believe it is necessary to take a holistic approach in understanding the needs of all humans on the planet. To ensure a prosperous future for the human condition and experience we need to invest in housing that is affordable for everyone. With the purchase of this book you invest in a long term solution to homelessness and urban poverty. 
 
The Art of Skid Row:LA was completed in May 2016. The first delivery of books will be in June 2016. This IndieGoGo campaign is raising funds to launch The Art of Skid Row far and wide! Sustaynabl is self-publishing this book to retain control over the use of proceeds. This IndieGoGo will also fund the production of The Art of Skid Row: San Francisco, which will begin recruiting photographers in July 2016!
 

About Sustaynabl
 
Sustaynabl, Inc was founded in 2015 as a Benefit Corporation. As a Benefit Corporation we place value on our mission and vision before our profits. Seeking to make global impact using exponential methodologies + technologies, the company focused its efforts on the development of a future looking model for the planetary housing needs in urban centers. Working in the City of Los Angeles; which is facing one the largest affordable housing shortages and homelessness issues in the country, we crafted a vision for the future of housing, responsiblie and sustainable development, economic redevelopment of under-served and underutilized communities, inclusive health care models, and a long-term solution to homelessness. With partners from around the globe, including China’s Broad Group, Poverty Matters, and local Los Angeles partners, we have created a model that addresses the needs of urban housing through scalable investment friendly development.
 
We believe it is important to shift the public perception of homelessness to adequately address it.100% of the profit from the Art of Skid Row is invested in the development + implementation of Sustaynabl Affordable Housing. 10% of the profit is donated to Poverty Matters; which focuses on housing at risk homeless individuals before they lose their affordable housing.
 

About Project Creator:
 

Colton Boettcher

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Developer. Humanist. Futurist. I founded Sustaynabl to make a positive impact in the world. My goal is to create business solutions to our global issues utilizing the corporate structure of a Benefit Corporation. This allows our company to balance our mission + vision with our profits. I believe this is the future of business. Profits will no longer be limited to monetary value; but also the value and impact you have on humanity.
 

Link to the Project:
 
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-art-of-skid-row-human-stories-of-homelessness/


$100,000

funding goal

Project Rewards
$10 USD
Thank You!
You are helping bring an end to homelessness! Your contribution goes to fund the development of the book and affordable housing in Los Angeles! You will receive PDF access to a full version of the book upon receiving your donation.
$25 USD
E-Book
Thanks for being an incredible human being! For your investment - you get early access to the PDF of the book as well as an E-Book of the Art of Skid Row; which will be available in July 2016.
$35 USD + Shipping
Hardcover + E-Book
You are changing lives! The purchase of the Art of Skid Row book results in 100% of the profit being invested in affordable housing! You can now help us change the perception of homelessness by sharing your book with others! We know you'll enjoy the experience! You can expect your copy in the mail in July.
$45 USD + Shipping
Signed Hardcover, E-Book
You're awesome, period. Here's what you'll get for your awesomeness: Ebook, First Run Hardcover Book (Signed by at least one Photographer), and one high quality image from The Art of Skid Row project!
$55 USD + Shipping
Hardcover, E-Book, Thanks!
You're an amazing human being, and we want to let the world know! You will be added to our Special Thanks Page in the Second Run of our book! You will get a copy of this book with your name printed in it! This shows the world your support to help bring an end to Homelessness! You also get an E-Book and 5 pre-selected high quality images from the book! YOU ROCK!
$100 USD
Homeless Activist
100 Karma Points for you! You're an amazing human being, and we want to let the world know! You will be added to our Homeless Activist page in the Second Run of our book! You will get (2 ) copies of this book with your name printed in it! This shows the world your support to help bring an end to homelessness! You also get an E-Book and (5) high quality images of your choice from the book! Did we already say you are amazing?
$250 USD
Homeless Advocate
250 Karma Points for you! You're a Homeless Advocate and a compassionate human being. We want to let the world know! You will be added to our Homeless Advocate Page in the Second Run of our book! You will get (5) copies of this book with your name printed in it! This is great to share your compassion and our project with your friends, family, or co-workers! You also get an E-Book and (10) high quality images of your choice from the book!
$500 USD
Homeless Agent of Change
500 Karma Points for you! You're a Homeless Agent of Change! We want to let the world know! You will be added to our Agent of Change Page in the Second Run of our book! You will get (10) copies of this book with your name printed in it! This is great to share your compassion and our project with your friends, family, or co-workers! You also get an E-Book and (10) high quality images of your choice from the book with access to unpublished images from the book!
$1000 USD
Humanitarian
1000 Karma Points for you! Thank you for your humanitarian efforts. Your name will be added to the back cover of the second run of the book to share your support with the world. You will get (20) copies of this book with your name printed on it! This is great to share your compassion and our project with your friends, family, and co-workers! You also get an E-Book and (10) high quality images of your choice from the book with access to unpublished images!

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