Saturday was the block party, we worked with the community to plant a raised bed garden. We installed the design board and portraits, we grilled, we hung out, we tied surveyors tape to the fence, we ate and made friends.
Lot(s) is a pedagogical approach to empowering communities to design local common public spaces. Lot(s) seeks to recruit and connect artists and designers with communities, to utilize the knowledge imbedded within the community to create place(s) that facilitate(s) and commemorate(s) local history while looking towards social and ecological goals of the future. This collaboration between community members and artists in the creation of neighborhood spaces brings together local knowledge and a diverse resource base to effectively address several of the desires and problems concerning neighborhood. By utilizing a network of overlapping interests in the same physical and ideological spaces, project participants will work together to provide a model for future collaborations.