An artist packing up and moving their studio in the face of rising rent isn't a new phenomena, so an arts advocate thought, why not make mobility a permanent part of the studio environment? Developed in concert by two non-profits, ArtBuilding and ArtHome, the ArtBuilt Mobile Studio is an 8.5'-by-19.5' workspace with a tow hitch, built as a nomadic solution to the affordability crisis striking artists in cities across the country. According to Esther Robinson, the founder of ArtHome, the mobile studio was inspired by the tiny home trend and issues of gentrification in general, as well as the eviction of artists from studios in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood.
"What happens when all the small-scale producers can't participate in the built environment and we price them out?" says Robinson. "How do we save our cities?"