Lubbock, Texas has a metropolitan area of about 300,000. Lubbock is also about a six-hour drive in any direction from the next major city. The isolation of Lubbock could be considered a disadvantage – limiting collaboration, diversity, and ideas. Graduates from the local university often leave the city seeking jobs and more money in bigger markets.
However, the isolation may also be one of Lubbock’s greatest assets. Lubbock has a mentality of – “if we want it, we are going to have to build it – ourselves.”
The Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP) embodies that sentiment. CASP wants some things, and they are building them.
The following is an interview with CASP project manager, Chad Plunket. Read the rest of this entry »