I met Laura about a month before the curatorial visit. I was riding my bike through the Italian market in search of some good coffee when I came upon a brightly-painted van with the moniker “Messages in Motion” on the side. Curious, I stopped to investigate. Laura had transformed an old van into a mobile media center. She uses the van to create short documentaries about different people and communities throughout the country. “Messages in Motion” is a project that “works with neighborhood programs and community-based organizations to produce, distribute and exhibit short form documentary videos as a way to support and enhance existing community organizing work.” Some of her videos will be shown in the final show.