In the wake of the Ghost Ship Fire and the spotlight this tragedy has directed on Oakland’s artistic community, PYATOK recently brought together of panel of experts representing designers, advocates, community organizers and artists to discuss the history, challenges, and possible solutions of this much needed housing typology.
Many thanks to the following for sharing their insights with our architects and designers:
- Thomas Dolan, Oakland based architect and live-work expert
- Atticus “J” Wolf, Brian Krawitz and Robert Leggoe of m0xy, a community based arts center providing a collaborative environment for industrial artists
- James Vann, tenant advocate from the Oakland Tenants Union
- Jonah Strauss, principal organizer of the Oakland Warehouse Coalition