WHAT'S WITH THE NAME?
Many organisms exhibit "tropisms" or patterns of growth towards sources of nourishment. "Phototropes" grow towards light, "hydrotropes" towards water. "TROPOTROPE" (Pronounced TROHP-oh-trohp) is a made-up word to describe organisms that may be growing towards growing itself.
The name is equal parts a celebration of nonsense and a serious call to action. Come one, come all, folks that are growing towards growing. At TROPOTROPE, art is a processing tool for learning. The center is continually transformed by the engagement of its participants.