The Horizon at Louis Place

Our work at Louis Place is a form of self-study; the subject is us. At the intersection of three neighborhoods with remarkably complex histories—Weeksville, Ocean Hill, and Bedford Stuyvesant—we are always thinking about what we have inherited. Energized by the history of protest, activism, organizing, education, and advocacy in our neighborhood, we turn outward as well as inward for inspiration.

We bring people together to pay homage to the legacy of black, visionary, community organizations who chose imagination over oppression, activism over disenfranchisement. 

We use archival research, interviews, field recordings, drawing, mapping, cooking and movement demonstrations, and other tools to help us find new perspectives and insights into revising and completing the work that began before us.