Demarcation and designation–for example, an address–is critical to a site’s identity. This naming allows for a site’s inclusion in public records and maps–systems which can be utilized to advocate for land use and dwelling rights. In this way, a site is indexed and empowered, interventions are made possible, and futures are made viable.
To commemorate the artist-run space DEMO Project, a wooden address sign was created and installed in similar likeness to the original, historic, Ranchero-style plate. Taking the place of the original, this new sign allowed the original to become a keepsake without stripping the house of its number. A series of unique serigraphs, inspired by the original sign’s shape and typography, was given to the Directors of DEMO Project as a tribute.