Building a Mobile Community Center, 2009
Falls Church, VAIn Collaboration with Floating Lab Collective
The genesis of this project came after a series of meetings with people from Tenants and Workers United. Participants discussed how community centers had been dismantled in some areas as a way to disperse and restrict the Hispanic population, and expressed the need to regain infrastructures like community centers and reorganize Hispanic groups. In this action, community centers are transformed into a battleground and place of organization that leads to empowerment.
The project was executed in collaboration with representatives of the Day Workers of Culmore in Falls Church, Workingnan Collective, and Floating Lab Collective. A prototype for a mobile community center was created, including the principal elements of the table, the basic structure of collective equality and shelter, and the protective structure.