GRAMSCI MONUMENT - a Tree House for Social Change
Each “room” within the tree house was dedicated to some sort of learning or community - based activity. There was a library filled with historical /political literature about Gramsci, and a place where children could make art. For the older crowed there was a porch filled with white plastic chairs and a tapped up microphone where philosophers and poets had a place to showcase their thoughts. There are possible problems within this work, questions whether or not this is fine art or just another form for political activism. Or whether or not this exploits those who live in the neighborhood by exposing different communities to the poor projects. But after going there several times, I just wanted to be part of it; part of the hope that this tree house would bring social change.