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Archive: September, 2014

NEA launches Exploring Our Town!

September 23, 2014

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The NEA has officially launched Exploring Our Town! We excited to share this work over the past two years with practitioners, policy-makers, and the public!

As described in the press release, “Exploring Our Town responds to requests from the arts community for ready access to an easy-to-search resource on best practices in community development and creative placemaking. The resource is divided into two sections, Project Showcase and Project Insights. Project Showcase features case studies of more than 60 Our Town projects organized by project setting,  project type, and by state. The Project Insights section, divided by Project Process, Project Setting, and Project Type, includes lessons learned, relevant case studies, and additional resources.”

“The NEA applauds the work of the project team which includes direction under GO collaborative, design by Hyperakt, website development by Entermedia, writing by John Gendall, and project research by GO collaborative and Alex Appelbaum.”

 

Art on the Atlanta Beltline Project Complete

September 10, 2014

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The Art on the Atlanta Beltline project, Beltline Stories, is complete!  GOco was selected to create a temporary public art piece to be included in the 2014 Art on the Atlanta Beltline exhibition.  The piece was installed the first week of September.  It will be on display until November 15, 2014.

The work is titled “Beltline Stories”.  The piece is an interactive installation that directly engages visitors and local residents.  It celebrates people’s personal stories and highlights how their paths intersect in a particular place over time.  GOco provided visitors and local residents with an opportunity to share and mark their stories directly on a series of panels that display a diagramed timeline of the trail.

Within 10 days, personal stories covered the front of the panels and spilled onto the backs!

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