The Mobile Archive @ Ignition Project Space
North Branch Projects is collaborating with The Stockyard Institute and Ignition Projects to present The Mobile Archive, a roving collection of hand-bound Response Books used in various dialogue-building projects in West Humboldt Park and other neighborhoods. The trailer, a 1967 Shasta, will accommodate several hand-bound books made by visitors during community binding sessions at North Branch Projects’ former storefront space. The trailer will house all the tools, materials, and supplies used in building the book collection, with the goal of bringing the trailer to key locations in the city where Community Binding Sessions can continue.
With plans to start the renovation and build-out of the trailer in the spring of 2019, North Branch Projects hopes to conduct monthly Community Binding sessions throughout the renovation. Check our website regularly for updates on the campaign to bring the Mobile Archive Trailer to light.
The original response book pedestal, this three-tiered milk crate construction has traveled to a number of locations, including the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Bikes N' Roses, Nettlehorst Elementary, and multiple street fairs before making it
A rendering of the 1967 Shasta trailer that will be modified for The Mobile Archive.