Project Row Houses

Project Row Houses (PRH) is located in Houston’s historic third ward, which is one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the city. Their mission is to use engagement, art, and direct action to enrich communities with engagement. It is a home base for initiatives, art programs, and neighborhood development activities. The programs strive to… Continue reading Project Row Houses

Assemble

Assemble works in architecture, design, and art in a multi-disciplinary collective in London. It was founded in 2010 originally for one design-build project but has since expanded. The team works in a democratic and co-operative manner and focuses on built, social, and research-based work. Their work includes built structures, art exhibits, children play spaces, furniture,… Continue reading Assemble

Open House

A dilapidated house was transformed into a public space for performance and celebration that can be folded and unfolded by hand as needed by the community. This project was idealized when community members discussed their frustration about the loss of public space and lack of racially integrated social spaces in York, Alabama with artist/activist Matthew… Continue reading Open House

Theaster Gates: How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art

Artist and activist Theaster Gates noticed many issues, such as neglected infrastructure and abandonment of buildings, in his neighborhood in Chicago. With his artistic background, Gates began to revive abandoned buildings into creative spaces and cultural hubs that people in the community can use. He explains his efforts to bridge the gap between artists, like… Continue reading Theaster Gates: How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art