Monday, May 11, 2009
Chain breaker, Santa Fe New Mexico, I actually was here about three weeks ago now. I have fallen behind on my posts. The chain breaker collective operates out of a small storage space but will soon graduate to larger space next to an arts collective. I spoke with Owen one of the project organizers and volunteers. He was a very generous person and acknowledged how much of an uphill battle it can be to start projects like this. Many of the spaces on this trip started out very small, in a back yard or a garage, one or two people have vision and it starts there. Theses things grow slowly making steps forward as people become aware of their existence. The various projects grow as education grows. The community puts more into the space and the space gives back to the community. The best part is this is not one singular disenfranchised instance but a repeat occurrence. This sustainable growth pattern has become a common trend and I dare even call it a movment.