Trumbullplex
The Trumbullplex is a housing collective and showspace in the Woodbridge neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan, USA. It was created in 1993 when members of the collective established a nonprofit corporation and purchased the property, two Victorian houses on either side of a single-story art space. The collective's mission statement asserts that they “want to create a positive environment for revolutionary change in which economic and social relationships are based on mutual aid and the absence of hierarchy.” It acts on the basis of consensus decision-making and serves as a home, theater, art gallery, infoshop, meeting space and temporary residence for traveling activists. The art space and infoshop are run on a donations-only basis, and members pay an equal portion of the costs involved in the property's upkeep each month. Household tasks and collective operation are handled by maintenance, fundraising, finance and outreach committees. The collective also contributes to a nearby school for teenage mothers, the Catherine Ferguson Academy, The Hub of Detroit (a cycling non-profit located in the city's Cass Corridor), to Detroit organizations promoting urban agriculture such as Earthworks, and to a variety of other causes and organizations. Local legend has it that B-movie actor Bruce Campbell lived in the house sometime before it was made into a housing collective.