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TACT: Bringing America Closer…

TACT: BRINGING AMERICA CLOSER TO UNFAMILIAR PLACES

05.19.2006

As part of Negrete’s research essay “My Home is Your Playground”, the society created a conceptual initiative that aimed to challenge the paradigm of power relations that are most evident in our neighborhood between two parallel streets – Mission Street and Valencia Street (25th and 14th streets). The initiative is entitled The Agency of Community Tours (TACT), and it is a temporary agency (as action/live/installation art project), that intends to conduct a social campaign entitled Bringing America Closer to Unfamiliar Places.

Through this conceptual project, the society main goal was to open the possibilities of these two distinct geographical locations into a place that ultimately can bring recognition and a sense of understanding from the people on “both sides of the fence”.