Project Title: Pop-Up Porch
Collaborators: Germane Barnes, CEPODS LLC
Historically and today, the front porch plays a significant role in African American culture. From the narrow shotgun homes of Atlanta to the dormer-windowed bungalows of Chicago, the front porch has served as a refuge from Jim Crow restrictions; a stage straddling the home and the street; and the structural backdrop for meaningful life moments.
The Pop-Up Porch is a converted 8’ x 20’ container with motor operated panels which allow spatial occupation. Inspired by the Historic Settler’s District (The Set) of Delray Beach, FL rituals and experiences of the black experience are now shared with the a community.