Archive / Room13Delmar

Nr. 537 / 2012 - ongoing / United States


A mobile studio that creates a public space for creativity


Ilene Berman


Room13Delmar is a tricycle-based mobile studio conceived as a sculpture: a cross between a vending tricycle and a ‘Mary Poppins’ bag that unfolds to create a space for creativity on the sidewalk, at a senior centre and at a veterans medical centre, north of Delmar in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. Delmar is considered to represent a major socioeconomic divide in the city, it demarcates the division between the poorer, mostly African American neighbourhoods located to the north, from the wealthier, largely white ones to the south.


United States


To provide a visible public space for the creation of art. The mobile studio is conceived as both a celebration of the creativity that already exists north of Delmar, as well as a critique of the absence of creativity in the offerings of the Arts District. The project allows a one-day residency program dedicated to one artist of the neighbourhood who receives a small fee, aiming at proposing different activities around the mobile studio.

Beneficial outcomes

Inhabitants of north of Delmar as well seniors and veterans can use the studio to create their own object for free.

Maintained by

Ilene Berman


Inhabitants of north of Delmar, seniors, veterans, children and artists.