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Chloë Bass – The Department of Local Affairs

Bed-Stuy

Chloë BassDepartment of Local Affairs was a laundromat-based social hub for community members to share information and engage with each other and the stories left behind by previous participants. Submitted stories and information were compiled into a Lonely Planet-style guidebook presenting personal facts, anecdotes, and lived information as a relevant document for other people to engage with. The project aimed to reshape the community’s sense of a site based on the ongoing everyday experience, rather than through outdated historical information and gentrification/advertisement’s highest hopes.

Read: The LP Interview with Chloë Bass

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