Projects and exhibitions

Congo Street

Work by bcWorkshop ,
Jubilee Park and Community Center
917 Bank Street
Dallas, TX

Saturday, 4P - 6P 

Sunday, 12P - 2P 

The buildingcommunityWORKSHOP is a Texas based nonprofit community design center seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and making. We enrich the lives of citizens by bringing design thinking to areas of our cities where resources are most scarce. To do so, [bc] recognizes that it must first understand the social, economic, and environmental issues facing a community before beginning work.

Built around 1920, a socially and economically segregated time, this small community of dwellings fell into disrepair with little attention from landlords, the surrounding neighborhood, or the City itself. The families, having lived in the area for generations, shared a common desire to remain on the street despite the urgent need to repair their homes. The Holding House served as a temporary home for each family during the deconstruction and renovation/rebuilding of their homes, allowing the community to retain its social cohesion.

Congo Street