A community nonprofit in San Ysidro is renovating a historic church to use for art and culture. Thursday night, Casa Familiar opened that new art space, El Salon, with an exhibit that was previously on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
The exhibit includes models of award-winning housing projects that are planned to be constructed in San Ysidro. I visited the exhibit Wednesday as Casa’s design and development officer, David Flores, was touching up some details for the display. Here’s our weekly television segment with NBC San Diego:
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It’s been really fun for me to follow some of these ideas that Casa Familiar and architecture firm Estudio Teddy Cruz have been working on for years. (These ideas even followed me from the housing beat to the arts beat!) I wrote a few years ago about some of the ways Flores navigated the task to engage a community in the process of designing new housing projects, and about his frustrating setbacks when the city’s City of Villages push fizzled.