Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands: Revitalising The WPA With Action Research

Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands: Revitalising The WPA With Action Research

Christopher Robbins details the counterintuitive results of beginning a project intended to highlight the failings of post recession governmental strategy

Stephen Fortune
  • 11 march 2011

The Gothamist has an interview with Christopher Robbins, the man behind the squatting skill exchange workshop being run in the lower East Side Trade School.

In the interview, Robbins details one of his previous projects, wherein he revived the historic WPA as an illegitimate government work program in the wake of the 2009 Great Recession. Robbins tells how the project was funded through Kickstarter and that they established two offices:

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