Archive: March, 2015
Drawing Lines launches!
March 24, 2015
Drawings Lines artists were selected and announced today at Austin City Hall! To publicly launch the project, the Mayor and City Council members joined the 10 artists / artist teams and the Drawing Lines project team in a celebration and press conference on the Mayor’s balcony.
A new Drawing Lines website was also released, creating an online home for the project. Visit the site to learn more about the artists and track their project progress!
Drawing Lines explores the citizen-driven, yet prescribed boundaries of the ten newly drawn districts. The project embeds artists in each of the districts to co-create a place-specific public project with the residents. Ultimately, the ten projects will come together in one citywide exhibition reflecting on the new 10-1 political structure and the cultural dynamics of each of the districts and thus the city itself. In this way, Drawing Lines will parallel the political process where newly elected council members will work with their new districts, while at the same time working together as a council to make decisions about Austin as a whole.
Lecture at UT Austin on Exploring Our Town!
March 18, 2015
Join us on Monday, March 23rd at the University of Texas School of Architecture to hear about the NEA’s new online resource, Exploring Our Town. Both Lynn Osgood and Sarah Gamble will share their experiences about the creation of the site, including both research and design, and the growing field of Creative Placemaking.