The Virginia Heights Project
I moved to Orlando, Florida in the Spring of 2002 and ended up in the coolest neighborhood in the city at that time. It was a place where people were active in creating music, art, and great parties. I moved right next door to Pat Greene and down the street from Alex Boeckl, two people right in the center of all kinds of things going on in the city.
During my time there we worked on a project called the Virginia Heights Project, organized by Pat, which was a lengthy study and reinvention of the neighborhood on Lake Formosa. It really took Virginia Heights, and Roanoke later on, for me to fully appreciate community and the possibilities of that idea as one of the few things you can hope for in this world. Here's a Flickr set of the project.