TALLER DE PERMISO

Taller de Permiso (Permission Workshop) is a community cultural arts campaign that decodes municipal permitting processes for micro business owners and residents in Brownsville, Texas. During this two year campaign, community members will imagine how equitable economic development could be implemented in their neighborhood. The will give permission to themselves and neighborhood partners to engage the city in discussions to implement these ideas through a series of art interventions.

The project title plays with the idea of permitting as a method of granting permission and permission granting being a top down process. During this two year campaign, community members will imagine how equitable economic development could be implemented in their neighborhood. They will give permission to themselves and neighborhood partners to engage the city in discussions to implement these ideas through a series of art interventions. The program will culminate in the creation of a mobile negotiation space to facilitate discussions on permitting among diverse stakeholders, and the development of a community plan for sustainable economic development.

You can read more about Taller De Permiso in the Amazing Women of ArtPlace, and Building a Co-Created, Equitable Tomorrow articles on the ArtPlace America Blog. You can also learn more about this project at Neta and in the Brownsville Herald.