Today we celebrated the official launch of the Five Keys Mobile Classroom. It was a big day for us as it is technically the first built project for Designing Justice + Designing Spaces. This article in Fast Company Magazine also talks a little bit more about the process and the product from the design side. We are happy with the outcome in large part due to the incredible work of our fabricators and co-designers Oakology and Envelope Engineers. They put so much love into it and it shows. We are so grateful for their dedication on the project. It would have been impossible with out them.
On Monday we had our finalist interview with Artplace America Creative Place making Fund. We rode around the Bayview Hunters Pt San Francisco in the bus and pulled up next to an ice cream truck. A lot of kids were there and they came running up to the bus with excitement. It was our first test of its impact. We were pleased with the attention as it’s not easy to lure kids away from an ice cream truck. They checked out the inside and definitely went to get ice cream after realizing it was not a “party bus” but one for learning. Oh well…
Now we move on to the next one… Stay tuned for the Women’s Resource Bus. We need to keep this thing moving.
Deanna and Kyle