'La Lucha' could be roughly translated to 'the struggle'. In Spanish the expression 'la lucha' has many connotations--it is used to describe everyday efforts of making a living, resistance and perseverance in spite of opposition, social movements striving for change, and of course full impact sports 'lucha libre'! 'La Lucha' is many things but above all 'La Lucha' is an attempt to try something different, to invent our own rules and imagine new possibilities for the place we occupy and the space we transform.
We view space as the thing created when place is 'practiced'. To us there is the physical positioning of things, which is place, and there is the meaning they have when interacted with. This means that all those who enter a place become creators, at least in part, of space. It probably seems trivial to make a philosophical distinction between space and place - especially for those not interested in philosophy. However, we thought it was important that la lucha space be thought of as a space - a place constantly being created and re-created by those who interact with it.
La Lucha is therefore a community space created, transformed and sustained by the people who participate based on their individual ideas, skills and capabilities. This active engagement in the process shrinks the gap between consumers and producers as each member of the community becomes a co-producer--intentionally and consciously consuming, producing, and therefore transforming ideas, culture and space.
We created La Lucha Space because of our belief that there are people like us who want to be involved in a community that is constantly creating 'space' with the creation, expression and exchange of ideas. We simply hope to share our place for that community creation. All are welcome, please come with an open mind.