Downtown Ghost Town, 2007

public project

downtown Las Cruces, NM

Downtown Ghost Town was a public installation project created with high school students to address issues of city redevelopment. Responding to the Cityʼs plan to demolish portions of a downtown mall, students used architectural Styrofoam molds found in a neighborhood dumpster to create a model-sized replica of the area. Situated within a high traffic farmer’s market near Halloween, the project served as a catalyst for community dialogue regarding an historic downtown landmark.

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