Creating Community: The relationship of history, creativity, and community development on Kelly Street
Taylor Brock (GGFUP, 2015, Location: New York City)
Taylor Brock worked as an artist assistant at The Laundromat Project in New York. She was assigned to assist gardener and artist Rosalba Ramirez in the Kelly Street Garden in the South Bronx. At Kelly Street, Taylor was interested in how people build and maintain a sense of community in the challenging environment of New York City. This project documents her experiences with residents, artists, and the history of the Kelly Street community — also known as “Banana Kelly” — where everyone knows each other by name and many have lived in the community for decades.