Inspiration: Promoting Community with Space 12

Inspiration: Promoting Community with Space 12

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Adrienne Breaux
Aug 19, 2009

Being big fans of the idea of community, we're always on the lookout for spaces that promote the idea of people creating together. When we came across the local venue Space 12, we knew we wanted to share...

Space 12 is a collaborative and creative space on the East Side that hosts a number of public events. Ranging from talks, to art shows to even comedy shows, Space 12 serves as a reminder that sometimes things are best enjoyed when shared with other creative, like-minded people.

Space 12 is operated by Austin City Spaces, a non-profit organization started by a group of Austin residents who worried Austin was losing public gathering spaces with all the recent city growth. Their desire is to "create spaces that build bridges toward community, encourage purposeful activity, and engage all of Austin into a unified discussion on how to live as neighbors and not as strangers."

While we love the ideas and philosophies behind the venue, we also think it's a great place to invest in purchasing local art for the home, as well as even gain art inspiration through viewing the unique art installations presented. Designed to be a place that encourages neighbors to gather, it's possible to find ideas for creating encouraging gathering spaces in one's own home.

(Image: Flickr member [michaelhsu] and [lainers] licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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