MOOS @ La Villa Hispana
In August 2017, the MOOS program began on the West Side of Cleveland in an area of the Clark-Fulton neighborhood known as La Villa Hispana. Clark-Fulton is 48 percent Hispanic, with a majority being Puerto Rican in heritage; La Villa Hispana is the emerging cultural, social, and economic center of the Latinx community in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
The build site for La Villa MOOS projects is near W. 25th St. and Clark Avenue, the current venue for La Placita events and the future location of La Plaza Mercado. La Placita events provide a venue for students to see how the community responds to their built work, and engage in the process of evolving these pop-up events (and their designs along with) into a permanent market / public space for the neighborhood.
Making Our Own Space @ La Villa Hispana is made possible through the generous support of the Fowler Family Foundation.
Our 2018 project partners are:
Jenice Contreras Executive Director at Hispanic Business Center
Ben Herring Designer, cliffordbenjaminherring.com
David Jurca Principal at Seventh Hill Design
Felicia Soto Associate Director at Esperanza, Inc.
Kevin de Leon Americorps Vista at Metro West