The Village Green is composed of four archetypal structures traced in galvanized pipe and organized around a central square. The iconic buildings: a school, a factory, a town hall and a house were decorated incrementally by community participants, adapted and reimagined to fit the needs of different events and activities.
The Village Green was developed for Eden Nights Live, an ongoing placemaking event organized by DSAL, the Deputy Sheriff’s Activities League, on the border of Ashland and Cherryland--two unincorporated towns near San Leandro that experience elevated levels of crime and lower income relative to the greater Bay Area. Despite a dense population, streets see minimal activity and youth have limited options for after-school activities. Eden Nights Live presents an opportunity for community to gather and reimagine new configurations for their public places through the prototyping events in this reconfigurable space.