How can a space bring together a diverse community of residents?
Collaboration with Iman Serag and Rebecca Oesterling.
Working with the West Elmwood Housing Corporation through the Sankofa Initiative, we designed a community space for the apartments for low-income residents. Features were taken from our design are implemented and currently being built on 57 Sprague St. in Providence, Rhode Island.
We organized our research into 4 main categories: Play Spaces, Gathering Spaces, Community Gardens, and Demographics.
I worked in the Community Gardens research team.
Over the course of two weeks, I visited 10 different community gardens to
observe the space and to speak to local farmers, residents, gardeners and organizers.
Other Possible Layouts?
We experimented and came up with about 40 different bed arrangements. We were most drawn to the radial patterns which best served our mission of unity.