Going Home Conversation Series: Home Making Where the Heart Is

  • 11:00 AM–1:00 PM

MERGE Iowa City
136 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City

PART 2: Home Making Where the Heart Is

This panel explores obstacles to feeling at home in contemporary Iowa City. We will investigate how social policies and cultural biases contribute to housing insecurity and the difficulty of making home a place of peace.


This three-part series will examine the past, the present, and the future of dwelling in Iowa and is supported by University of Iowa Outreach & Engagement, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and MERGE Iowa City. These conversations connect three ongoing public projects. The first, Going Home, is an exhibition curated by Vero Rose Smith at the UI Stanley Museum of Art and on view at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa. The second, American Dreams, is the 2019 Theme Semester topic at the University of Iowa. Lastly, this three part series will serve as the central set of conversational forums hosted by Daniel Boscaljon of Coffee With Dan. The format of Coffee With Dan consists of short conversations with each panelist which then unfold into a conversation among panelists and the gathered crowd.

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: veronica-smith@uiowa.edu

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