From Space to Place
Back in the 1970s, architects, landscape artists, and city planners introduced the term "placemaking." Both a philosophy and a process, placemaking was used to describe how one approached the creation of, and then created, such urban spaces as parks and avenues in ways that would invite participation and pleasure. In the 21st century, "placemaking" has become a catchall term for any creative endeavor that grounds its participants in a cultural context. "From Space to Place" is the latest initiative. Curated by two grad students at the U of M — one an architect, the other an artist — the group show is about "the transformation of a space into that which has a distinct identity." The works, which come from local, national, and international artists and designers, are in diverse media and, appropriately, some are transitory events. There will be a public reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 30. (Juan William Chávez, Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary)
May 28-June 15, 2013
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