SMYTH & PINEDA PORTABLE EDUCATIONAL CENTER

Photocollage series

This work echoes the Allstate and State Farm mobile disaster response centers deployed to sell insurance and help clients after major natural disasters. However, more than peddling insurance, the Smyth & Pineda Portable Educational Center presents a moment for reflection and study at the site of recent catastrophes.

The Educational Center consists of works from the Smyth & Pineda Educational series on Catastrophes– A Wondrous World: The Ways the Earth Moveth. The ‘center’ uses a portable table and promotional items like those used by early 20th century travelling salesmen.