About

The Trumbullplex is a Anarchist housing collective with an active show space and  zine library. It was collectivized in 1993, although it’s been a center for art, activism, and fun since the at least the 70’s.

The Trumbullplex theatre collective runs the art space to sustain and move forward art, activism, and education in Detroit. We partner with the Trumbullplex residents, neighbors, artists, people of conscience, and any potential allies to build a safe space for sharing art and ideas free from oppression.

11 Responses to About

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m not a anarchist and i think your place would be a great place to stay at and hang out.

  2. clara says:

    This is the orignal mission statement from 1993:

    We have formed the Trumbullplex; also know as the Wayne Association for Collective Housing, to create a space where we control our own lives.  We are a not-for-profit project dedicated to self-sufficiency in all facets of our lives; in our housing, our work, and our energy.  We support other projects that share our goals of dismantling racism, sexism, homophobia, and the oppression of poor people through activities in our theater and housing collective.  We 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.  Through consensus decision making and full participation in carrying out our decisions, we create the circumstances and expectations for collective empowerment.  Ultimately, we strive to realize these goals through respect and constructive communication among ourselves.                      

  3. I’m an 18 yearold kid from Lansing Michigan and I’ve been thinking about venturing off to Detroit for quite a bit now. I’m into underground DIY art/music, I play bass, and I think I found the place to be….

    • clara says:

      Nikkolas,
      If you want to visit, please email trumbullplex@gmail.com or just show up to an event listed on this site or on our facebook page. If you don’t contact ahead of time, you probably won’t get a tour of the house and you won’t be able to stay there. Trumbullplex has a housing collective attached to the art space and may be accepting new residents soon. There is an interview process. It might be smart to set up a weekend stay at Trumbullplex to see what it’s like!

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