Your Block was part of Roanoke's Arts in Parks project from 2014-2015. My original Your Block plan was to spend one day a week for a month meeting with students in neighborhoods throughout Roanoke and using this time to teach them how to research their neighborhoods, create a neighborhood logo and music related to their neighborhoods. Basically, how to understand where they were from and how they might create meaningful culture. At the end of a month all that the students created would be presented in a park in Roanoke. What ended up happening was that I and two other people created everything and presented it in four different city parks.
I worked with local musician Poe Mac and printer Hunter Dickerson on the concept. The idea here was a continuation of many of the things I'd been doing in Roanoke: Present local history relevant to the neighborhoods where the events were taking place, in a fun and interactive way.
I liked this idea a lot, I only wish that people in the neighborhoods where we put these on had been more involved. If I were a businessman I would try to turn this into a business plan and market it throughout the country as a way to build community.