The Mobile Literacy Arts Bus (MLAB) is an artist-run, renovated recreational vehicle that exists as a flexible space open to community members’ proposals for alternative educational and cultural programming.

MLAB is the collaborative effort of the 2007-2008 Social Sculpture class at Syracuse University, comprised of 10 art and architecture students and lead by artist and Director of Community Initiatives in the Visual Arts of Syracuse University, Marion Wilson. Our mission was to transform a used, 1984 Recreational Vehicle Bus into a Mobile Literacy and Arts Bus for use by the Syracuse City School District and the greater Syracuse Community. MLAB serves as a physical manifestation of Syracuse University’s Scholarship in Action initiative, by pairing University resources with community needs in an attempt to address the staggering drop out rates in the Syracuse City School District High Schools. Through the School of Education at Syracuse University, incredible curricula that bridge photography, poetry and literacy currently exist within the public schools-- however due to a crisis of space, the schools don't always have the space or resources to house it. MLAB is this space. The bus serves as a mobile classroom, digital photo lab, gallery space, and community center. As a team, we did it all: demolition, design, and construction.

MLAB is made possible from the generous support of the School of Education at Syracuse University and Entitiative.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Chair and Wood

I am currently of the mindset (despite Marco's heroic efforts) that the driver's chair with a good bit of Febreeze, ripping up a few more carpet dregs, and a good reupholstering - could stay in place. Why remove it.??We won't put the second chair back in probably - let's just leave it as is and clean it up a bit....

Also, there is a pile of wood that is good and usable and free and ours in the basement of the Redhouse. I will try to get David Clayton to deliver it to us but need a volunteer or two to lend a hand.

Can anyone plan on a big work session Wednesday afternoon - not only do we have a press conference the next day - we have work to do - collect wood or begin the insulation which has arrived. If you are working on something else like samples don't come help but otherwise anyone around from say 3-6pm - we could chip in and get some stuff done.

1 comment:

Henry said...

Wood is none lasting things but we can create a beautiful design with wood . so i Like wood for make my furniture.