OUR OKUPLAZA FEST DC IN ART PLACE AMERICA
An underutilized public park recreated a Latin American city plaza long identified as a place of connection and pride for Adams Morgan’s Latino population. A unique sensory environment was created using a combination of creative programs and activities to build community and celebrate the neighborhood’s Latino culture. Neighbors enjoyed bright orange hammocks, the sounds of children reading and the taste of tamales, empanadas and pastries. The project literally lifted up the ideas of people using them to decorate the tree tops of the park.