Scott Andrews of the SA Current recaps the progress being made over at Shane Heinemeier and Alison Ward’s Habitable Spaces in Guadalupe county, near Kingsbury, just off I-10 between San Antonio and Houston. The new artist residency focuses on rusticated sustainable living, using 100 acres of post oak forest and maequite as a blank canvas for a semi-permanent encampment of up to 15 visiting artists. A recent kickstarter campaign raised $15,000 to build a kitchen for the project; the idea is that future residents will construct shelters from natural materials on site, or from donated materials.
Fundraising for the project began with a series of parties in New York last October, and the first crop of residents is expected this fall, and will include Mary Mattingly, the artist behind the 2009 Waterpod project — a converted barge with a geodesic dome that housed a garden, water-collector, chickens, and four artists.
also by Bill Davenport
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