Andy Coolquitt, a house (kitchen), 1994-present. Photo by Amy Eckert.

Eight people currently live here. “It’s changed since the early days, when people would come over all the time,” and the parties drew crowds of 500. Still, Coolquitt connects this house to the idea that “especially in Texas, we grow up brainwashed to think that comfort and privacy are related to isolation and being separate from all the problems of the world and all the people that are annoying you. This is different from living in a dense city and having to negotiate creating some form of comfort or privacy or communal comfort.”
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Andy Coolquitt, a house (kitchen), 1994-present. Photo by Amy Eckert.
Eight people currently live here. “It’s changed since the early days, when people would come over all the time,” and the parties drew crowds of 500. Still, Coolquitt connects this house to the idea that “especially in Texas, we grow up brainwashed to think that comfort and privacy are related to isolation and being separate from all the problems of the world and all the people that are annoying you. This is different from living in a dense city and having to negotiate creating some form of comfort or privacy or communal comfort.”