The Mobile Institute for Anarcho-Communalist History and Social Transformation
       
     
 A father explaining honeybee society to his daughter.
       
     
 Interior of the Mobile Institute for Anarcho-Communalist History and Transformation
       
     
 A vistor enjoying an exhibition.
       
     
       
     
 Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.  
       
     
       
     
  Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.
       
     
 Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.
       
     
 Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.
       
     
 Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.
       
     
  Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940.   Courtesy of the Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan.
       
     
 Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940.  Courtesy of the Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan.
       
     
The Mobile Institute for Anarcho-Communalist History and Social Transformation
       
     
The Mobile Institute for Anarcho-Communalist History and Social Transformation

2014 - ongoing

120” x 48” x 72”

Lumber recycled from a beekeeper's roof, Tin, Trailer, Electronics, Beehives, Zines.

The Mobile Institute for Anarcho-Communalist History and Social Transformation is a mobile exhibition space for the history of Anarcho-Communalism and a transformative apitherapy house. The project draws upon the social behavior of honeybees as described in Dr. Tom Seeley’s Honeybee Democracy in relation to the often under considered history of Anarcho-Communalism. The structure is based on vernacular Beehouse architecture, and features small exhibitions of Anarcho-Syndicalist ephemera in combination with the apitherapy technique of napping with bees. The mission of The Mobile Institute for Eco-Anarcho-Communalist History and Healing is to provide a space to recover from the grand narrative of Capitalism and to offer visitors a space to learn how to live harmoniously and cooperatively within a larger ecology in nature.

 

 A father explaining honeybee society to his daughter.
       
     

A father explaining honeybee society to his daughter.

 Interior of the Mobile Institute for Anarcho-Communalist History and Transformation
       
     

Interior of the Mobile Institute for Anarcho-Communalist History and Transformation

 A vistor enjoying an exhibition.
       
     

A vistor enjoying an exhibition.

       
     
 Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.  
       
     

Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.
 

       
     

Sleeping with honeybees in Ukraine.

  Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.
       
     

Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

 Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.
       
     

Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

 Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.
       
     

Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

 Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.
       
     

Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

  Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940.   Courtesy of the Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan.
       
     

Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan.

 Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940.  Courtesy of the Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan.
       
     

Saline Valley Farms. ca 1940. Courtesy of the Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan.