The warehouse’s property manager and creative director each face up to 39 years in prison.
After the deadly Ghost Ship fire, internet trolls have tried to get DIY art spaces around the country shut down by calling in bogus safety code violations.
The club was concocted by Constance Hockaday and The Lab in conjunction with — and as a subtle resistance to — the first Untitled art fair in San Francisco.
Residents of Rhinoceropolis, a seminal art space and DIY music venue, were kicked out of the warehouse complex last month over “serious fire code violations.”
We can read into this tragedy the disastrous head-on collision of two conflicting obligations that the “creative city” imposes on itself and its residents.
The deadly fire at the Oakland art space earlier this month has brought intensified scrutiny to live-work warehouse complexes, many of which are illegal or not up to code.