Can a museum live, breathe and bring people together? The Pop Up Living History Museum was an experiment in doing just that. Housed in Glass House Collective’s headquarters and inspired by the neighborhood surrounding, the project focused on storytelling and showcase as means to honor a rich history. As part of the project, the community began developing a collective vision for the future of Glass Street. Local designers Matt Adams and Nick Turner partnered with the Historic Glass Farms Neighborhood Association and the Battery Heights Neighborhood Association to collect stories and photographs from the community. From there, Adams and Turner used this material to produce a series of large-scale video projects highlighting the historic significance of the buildings on the street. Elizabeth Wells and Fancy Rhino, a local film production company, captured individuals sharing memories of the neighborhood sparked by the installation.
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How can a banner represent a potential community space? Local artist, Liza Blair, and Glass House Collective recently unveiled a community banner project at the corner of North Chamberlain and Glass Street. The banner hangs in a vacant corner lot, a potential community space for Glass Street residents.
Liza’s work began during Glass House Collective’s community meetings, a time for residents to give opinions and responses about the future of Glass Street. Liza met with a few residents who previously expressed their passion for a community space. While visiting with them, Liza snapped candid photos. The result of these photos are hanging on a side of a vacant building right next to the proposed community space.
The banner is a reminder to Glass Street residents that the neighborhood is, and will continue working together.
Eighteen residents showed their support by helping Liza in creating the community banner project.