For Queens Art Express (QAX), a Queens Council of the Arts commission, I was asked the following question: "What If We Re-Made U.S. Housing Policy?" I chose to focus on Jamaica, Queens - site of exhibition and a neighborhood of many foreclosures. My proposal consists of two uses for the city's empty buildings: to be used for artist residencies that offer literacy services and, secondly, for headquarters that promote Jamaica, Queens, as the place Paul Bowles grew up. A site to display his writings and translations of Moroccan folk tales, produce concerts of his music as well as the Berber folk music he recorded during field trips in the late 1950's and early 1960s.
Space All Over: The Transient Village Green since 2008. All images copyright Anna Lise Jensen.