10 Nov, 2014

documenting the home by the freeway ramp…

Sehba Sarwar
10 Nov, 2014

photo by Minal

I hand Minal my phone-camera before we enter the freeway ramp, so she can document the temporary “home” she sighted a few weeks ago: a tent that sits in the small grassy strip by the freeway ramp with glass towers hovering above. In Pakistan, we are used to juggis, hutments, being built up along the streets, but in Houston, one sees temporary tents, there one day and gone the next, as the city government tries to control the growing community of citizens who live along the streets.