I N I T I A T I V E S
FUTURE ECONOMY COLLECTIVE, NONPROFIT
whenever i was living in edinburgh i spent a lot of time at a cafe known as the forest cafe-- it was a non-profit, volunteer-run space that was dedicated to supporting community needs and the arts. i've never been to a place nearly as moving as the forest, and felt that a such a space could thrive in the New River Valley area. a few friends and i thus started the Future Economy Collective, a nonprofit dedicated to creating collaborative spaces based upon community based skill sharing, harm reduction, and collective education.
the future economy collective has finally opened our cafe and community space to the public in winter of 2020, called "southpaw". our website is southpawva.com and you can find us on instagram at @future_economy_collective
(NOW DEFUNCT) BLACKSBURG FOOD SHARE
an online group designed in order to lower food waste in the NRV area-- it helps connect people with food they may want or need. non-perishable items that i collect are donated to a local food bank.
my sweet-ass lincoln mercury station wagon ended up on the verge of death, and i wanted to do something to solidify the sentiment it had to me-- i asked some friends to collect items that they were sentimental about and i made this shadowbox car museum (carseum) showcasing their objects.
a few weeks later i realized that i wanted to keep doing carseum-- the idea of being able to showcase objects in a low-cost rented public space (parking spot) seemed like something that anyone with a car could be able to do. therefore i started a facebook page in order to post where other people's carseums are, as well as provide them with the sign, lighting, and mounting suppies if needed.