SouthEnd NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING ROOM
Charlotte’s SouthEnd neighborhood has thousands of new residents, that use the lightrail everyday, but the area along the light rail lacks public space. Inspired by the work of organizations like 8-80 Cities, Project for Public Spaces, and Better Block, the Neighborhood Living Room temporarily transformed an underused lot into a welcoming place to gather and connect. Residents of the neighborhood were able to meet their neighbors, explore public art, shop local artisans, and enjoy each others company. I was brought on the team to concept what the space could be, help realize the goal, and create the branding of the Neighborhood Living Room.