Wow, I can really say today was a surprising day.  It was crazy how long it took me to get across of the bridge on my commute to work; I thought I was never going to get off that crowed bus.  If that wasn’t enough, when I got to work there was no power! So, instead of our usual routine, we did some sketching activities as well as work-shopped smartluck questions. Luckily for us though, we had a trip to Brickerdike planned for today.

I got to see a presentation at Brickerdike headquarters once again. We learned a lot about what us going on in the building that my brother and I live in and what airLab’s relationship to Rosa Park. We came up with some questions for Daniel about how we should address the tenants in our building to take a survey without having them feeling judged. We came up with some good ideas, such as having them take the survey when they came to renew their lease or just going to their house and telling them who we are and what we are trying to do to make their community a better place to live in. When we were at Brickerdike we also had another guest named Lisa, she is the tenant organizer at Rosa Parks. We asked her questions about how she gets the tenants at the Rosa Park buildings to come to the workshops and how we can get the information from the tenants. She told us it would be best to go to their house and when they answer the door tell them we are in partnership with Brickerdike and hand them the survey. She also told us that one time she had a Halloween party and she had about 200 guests that came out.  This made us want the same turnout she had for her party for our final presentation. It was good to know how she communicates with the tenants without getting rejected. After everything that happened today I can say we still managed to get much done, even without being on a computer.