The Neighborhood Story Project (NSP) is a documentary book-making non profit in New Orleans. Through writing, interviews, and photography, neighborhood writers create portraits of their places, then edit the stories with the neighborhoods create inclusive and honest publications. Writers of NSP books range from local high school students to social aid and pleasure clubs.
TCC students have completed a design|build project in the 7th ward neighborhood as part of a Fall 2009 TCC studio. Working in collaboration with the NSP, the studio has designed an interview space as well as storage and office pieces. The design strategy involves many small components which are easy to fabricate and transport and combine to form several storage walls. Those walls, backed with a translucent plastic to allow light in, act to partition a more intimate interview space. The goal of the design is to highlight and facilitate the work of the NSP by creating a multifunctional wall to showcase their publications while creating a space for the conversations being collected for future publications.
This project is supported by a grant distributed by Transforma Projects/National Performance Network, thanks to the generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts.
Special thanks to Dash Lumber for their support