I was excited to find out about the Laundromat Project.
The Laundromat Project is a community-based public art non-profit that brings arts programming to laundromats in the Greater New York area through two core programs: Create Change Public Artist Residency and Works in Progress. Both programs seek to raise the quality of life for people whose incomes do not guarantee broad access to mainstream arts and cultural facilities.
Seeing laundromats as a community place is something I had posted about before last year. I think this project model that could be adapted to other cities. A simple, quirky, genuis idea.
I think it is a theme that most projects I love are ones that are rethinking and turning spaces into “places” (places being about interactions, community, vibrancy of activity etc)
Thanks to Carlos for link.