LAVA is the Lancaster AVenue Autonomous Zone, at 4134 Lancaster Ave in West Philadelphia, PA.
It is a radical community organizing space and center for independent media. The LAVA collective's mission is to create an empowering and welcoming physical space where diverse communities converge to build connections and break down barriers, blending media-making, artistic expression and hardy nuts-and-bolts organizing in order to advance movements for justice.
LAVA Installations is an ongoing effort to fill the LAVA building with permanent and semi-permanent art installations by local artists and community groups. So far, more than a dozen artists have contributed wheat-pasted posters, murals, tile mosaics, large scale photographs, site-specific sculptures, and a solar-power installation.