From May 2016-April 2017, Black Quantum Futurism Collective (under the direction of Rasheedah Phillips and Camae Ayewa) launched the first iteration of the project, Community Futures Lab (referred to herein as CFL), a pop-up community space, gallery, resource and zine library, workshop space, recording booth, and time capsule, where we recorded oral histories/futures in the Sharswood neighborhood and documented the redevelopment happening there in partnership with local residents, and business owners. Community Futures Lab also draws on the notion of a science lab, an experimental space that is not fixed or deterministic in its purpose, but one subject to change, experimentation, and revision as the community provides input on what they want to see happen in the space. The “Community Futures” part refers to the shared future(s) that intentional communities co-create.Over the course of the year we held over 30 workshops and events, primarily utilizing a concept we called a walk-in workshop. The concept of the walk-in workshop was to allow people to come in and out at their leisure without the pressure of having to attend the entire workshop. Any one could walk in at any point and participate, and we would respect their time and temporality in terms of how long and in what ways they chose to participate. This called for structuring workshops in a way that would allow for this type of engagement.