This page was written and maintained throughout 2015, then taken over by a standalone website at the end of the year. Unfortunately, in May 2016 (just over a year past its opening), The Sp(a)ce* suffered extensive roof damage from a fire that started on the back patio after hours. The exact cause is unknown. The house has since been sold by the owners. While we cannot say there will once again be a place the same as the Sp(a)ce*, there are fundraising efforts in place to open an infoshop along the same principles.
The Sp(a)ce is an anarchist social center at 1205 E Hubbell St, in occupied Phoenix, Arizona. It opened on May Day, 2015 to help provide a safe space for people who feel marginalized and foster resistance to systemic oppression. The Sp(a)ce strengthens ties within the activist community while providing resources and meeting space to organize. It is also a venue for local artists and bands, lending library, community kitchen, neighborhood garden, and radical kid space. The Sp(a)ce has just opened, but it is already alive with zines, screenprinting, music, art, skill sharing, and a giant skate ramp in the backyard. This is the biggest and most ambitious project that we have ever started, but it is only the beginning.
Help us build a Sp(a)ce for radical community.
To find out about upcoming events, check out the calendar.
To read the story of how the Sp(a)ce came to be, check out this blog post.
join the space program
To ensure that the Sp(a)ce reflects the broader radical community in the Phoenix area, Carpe Locus initiated the Sp(a)ce Program as an open collective committed to ensuring that the Sp(a)ce and its resources are accessible to the neighborhood and radical community. Decisions are made by anyone involved in staffing open hours or working on projects. The Sp(a)ce began being staffed for regular open hours starting in August, 2015. If you are interested in getting involved with the Sp(a)ce, join the Sp(a)ce Program! Meetings are on the first Thursday of every month, at 7:30pm.
Start your own projects
The diversity of projects and the people involved are what make the Sp(a)ce vibrant with activity and potential. If you have an idea for a project, event, or group you'd like to start, come by and talk to us, contact us on facebook, or email us. For further updates on projects, dates of work parties, and overall progress, follow the Sp(a)ce on Facebook.
Become a Monthly Sustainer
To truly build into a functioning center for radical folks in the Valley, the Sp(a)ce will need ongoing support and engagement to keep the doors open and the lights on. We are asking for folks to become monthly sustainers of the Sp(a)ce project. A donation as low as $20/month will help support radical resistance by providing a meeting and art space for activist projects, an anarchist library, co-operative printshop services and childcare, a community garden, tutoring and breakfast programs for neighborhood kids, and open hours that ensure that the resources provided by the Sp(a)ce are accessible.
- bookshelves (all sizes)
- chairs (folding, dining)
- scrap wood & plywood
- portable fans & small a/c units
- outdoor furniture
- hand soap
- gardening tools
- art supplies & paper
- soil, seeds, & plants
- computers (working or not)
- screenprinting supplies
We are also in need of SKILL donations, such as plumbing, carpentry, drywall, gardening, etc. Email us at email@example.com to get involved. We are also a registered 501(c)3 non-profit in Arizona, so we are available as a resource for community service hours.
One of the original videos explaining who Carpe Locus Collective was and our goals for the Sp(a)ce project, released in early 2014:
We also interviewed people from around Arizona who had been involved in radical spaces in the past, and they shared what those spaces meant to them and their community.