UnSmoke Systems Artspace is a project of Braddock Redux. The mission of Braddock Redux is to mobilize teens, young adults, and like-minded people of all ages from both within and outside the community for the purpose of the overall betterment of the Braddock area through training opportunities, art initiatives, green initiatives, employment opportunities, the creative re-use of existing structures, and through the flexibility to respond to other opportunities that arise.
Braddock Avenue Books
UnSmoke Systems Artspace is proud to be the home of Braddock Avenue Books, an independent publisher of literary fiction, nonfiction, and graphic narrative. Braddock Avenue Books was created by Jeffrey Condran and Robert Peluso, both writers who maintain their writing studios at UnSmoke.
Into the Furnace
Into the Furnace is a writer-in-residence program in Braddock, PA. Into the Furnace offers an adventuresome creative person, whose work and work ethic can benefit from the energy Braddock has to offer, up to 9 months of creative work time at our urban residency. Each year, the writer-in-residence is introduced to the community during the Wood-Fired Words event, held at UnSmoke.
UnSmoke is also pleased to provide space for the local office of the Berkeley-based company Bibliopolis. Bibliopolis provides complete e-commerce website development, technical support, and hosting as well as database services for the used, out-of-print and antiquarian bookseller.