It's been converted into a facility that includes: two floors of apartments for JHU and MICA students working on community focused projects (up to 26 students in 12 apartments), laboratory, design studios, classrooms, meeting and flexible project or exhibition spaces that will allow for year round community/college engagement, research, education and design related programming. Its mission: To support community development, revitalization, and health and well being in East Baltimore and beyond through community/college engagement, educational programs, and the development, documentation and dissemination of new knowledge and resources.
The facility provides an infrastructure for MASD students to develop and implement programs and initiatives with the community, in the community. It provides a permanent, physical space to house program work and engage in the field. There is also the possibility of residing in the facility for those students who desire to fully integrate into the community and the East Baltimore neighborhood; a unique opportunity for MASD students. This ‘live-and-work' opportunity within the program also allows designers to develop a deeper sensitivity to the ethics and tactics required to work in the community. The physical presence in East Baltimore combined with a strong and well-developed network of local community organizations and constituencies that MICA has already built over the years will foster access to and collaboration with the immediate community on projects.
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