Place-Based Projects > Corpitopia

Community-based project in Corpus Christi, Texas, exhibited January-March 2010. CC Mayor Joe Adame unexpectedly attended the opening and addressed the audience during a stimulating reception that was almost a town hall meeting.

In preparation for the exhibition I facilitated discussion seminars on the state of the community, and what its future holds, with local residents of varying ages and backgrounds.

The sessions were recorded, materials gathered, and the resulting exhibition is a rambling creative community studio of sorts: large architectural drawings (in this case of vacant lots and open waterfront) interspersed with residents' maps and drawings, projected comments, a floor map/game where viewers toss bean bags onto areas of the city to "score" (downtown wins automatically), plus a workstation with computer, desk, and library.