Transform 1012 offers different programs and activities with an emphasis on educational components, featuring the history of the building and race relations in the region, including the story of Mr. Fred Rouse. These programs aim to help us to interpret North Texas history, stimulate dialogue, share opportunities for community involvement and positive action, and promote justice and human rights.
PHOTO: RON SHUE
On August 12, 2023 There were over 100 people in attendance for this truly transformative experience.
We are grateful that twelve local spiritual and cultural leaders donated their time and came together for an inspiring gathering dedicated to co-creation and community building. And we were equally gratified to see so many people from a plurality of cultures and constituencies gathering together and taking steps toward healing our building and our city, as we begin the process of the construction phase of this collective journey.
ALL PHOTOS K.P. WILSKA
URBAN AGRICULTURE WORKSHOPS
Our pilot program ‘Urban Agriculture and Marketplace’ strives to fulfill Transform 1012’s mission by building resilience and a green and sustainable infrastructure.
A connection with the earth –working together to nurture and grow our food– heals us. It instills a sense of belonging to a place and a sense of unity in transforming any piece of land into a source of nourishment for the body and soul.
Our 1st workshop was held at Opal’s Farm on November 18, 2023.
Please check back soon. The Urban Agriculture workshops will restart in March 2024.
HISTORIES | HISTORIAS
DE NORTH TEXAS
Conversations Cycle: North Texas Histories / Historias de North Texas
Our building (The Fred Rouse Center) is located in Northside Historical District, one of the Four Mexican Barrios in Fort Worth. The title of our conversation series, “Histories," is inspired by the Spanish word “historias." Unlike English, this word can include written and oral, individual and collective, fictional and non-fictional narratives (for example "las historias de mi abuela” or “my grandmother’s stories"). Histories/Historias also acknowledges the plurality of The Fred Rouse Center’s constituencies and experiences. We each have our individual story—none of our cultures is monolithic but, rather, beautifully complex and multifaceted.
Our North Texas Histories / Historias de North Texas program will present the many stories surrounding the building and inter- and intra-group relations in the region. With this and other programs, Transform 1012 and The Fred Rouse Center aims to present narratives that have been forgotten—or hidden – histories that must be remembered so that we do not repeat the past.
*The title of our conversation cycle is inspired by the Museu de Arte de São Paulo’s "Histórias" program.
Please stay tuned. Coming Soon!
PHOTO: W.D. SMITH COURTESY OF UTA LIBRARIES DIGITAL GALLERY
THE FRED ROUSE
The Fred Rouse Memorial Tour, honoring the Memory of Mr. Fred Rouse is an interactive, bike, car, and virtual tour to four sites associated with the December 11, 1921 racial terror lynching of Mr. Fred Rouse in Fort Worth, TX. The tour is accompanied by a downloadable, augmented reality, phone/tablet app that is used at each of the four sites—or remotely—to understand and process the history of the murder of Mr. Rouse at the hands of a white mob.
For more information, please contact: email@example.com.
Design Week was a 5 day community participatory effort to select an architectural design partner to transform the 1012 N. Main building in Fort Worth into The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing. The Selection Committee unanimously selected four finalists for the Design Architect selection who place a strong emphasis on architecture as a tool for positive social change, care work, and design justice.
The week allowed the architects to harmonize with the project through meaningful inquiry and discovery as they reimagined the process for enacting the interrelationship between the built environment, city planning, neighborhoods, and people. Transform 1012 hosted the architects through 5 days of local culture and context sessions, area tours, access to informational tools and resources, and authentic opportunities to engage with the public.
ALL PHOTOS: KEN SPARKS
DESIGN WEEK EVENTS
OPENING CELEBRATION was held on October 15, 2023
This community-wide Opening Celebration for Design Week provided Fort Worth residents the opportunity to welcome and engage with Design Architect Finalists transforming 1012 N. Main Street into The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing.
CLOSING CELEBRATION was held on October 18, 2023
Thank you for coming out to help us choose our Design Architect with a community-wide Presentation and Closing Celebration! Our four architect team finalists shared visions for The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing.
ALL PHOTOS: KEN SPARKS