Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Downtown Geographical Expedition #2 - Reports from the field - Part Two


Our final exercise was a guerrilla installation at the Ronstadt Transit Center. We posted signs with the themes of "Lost," "Found," and "Wanted" - what is missing from downtown and what resources we already have here. We had a great, unanticipated response from people hanging out at the bus station, especially young people. Many approached us, curious to find out what we were doing and how they could participate.

I went back the next day (Sunday)and most of the signs were still posted (over 24 hours later). There were even a few comments written on the signs! There were even a few up on Monday morning. Here are some photos from Sunday. Pictures of the installation itself will be coming soon.





3 comments:

Monica Surfaro Spigelman said...

Wonder if you could present your expedition findings to the city in some formal way. Your work is validated by groups like the Project for Public Spaces in NYC. This has identified 10 elements that give a street or place its dynamics. Here's the link: http://www.pps.org/info/newsletter/great_streets/qualities_of_a_great_street

Traingirl said...

Monica...great idea! I did send some of the photos to a few city council members...but I like the idea of putting together something more formal once we gather more ideas. Thanks! (Kimi)

kimmus122 said...

I love what you are doing with both this and the Burrito Files. What a creative way to solicit public participation and have fun while doing it. We need more projects like this! I think it would fun to be involved...