Thursday, November 28, 2013


Here's the final drawing.  Check out this post for insight into our process.


Here's Asiaya drawing with the Mobile Tracing Unit in the gallery.  I really wanted to bring the "on the street" interaction to Intermedia.  Originally I was going to put a photo on the wall that could be traced, but I think I came up with a better, more interactive experience.  I hooked up a projector, so participants can pick out a property that would like to draw. The photos are 50 properties that were identified in the City's Historic Capstone Report.  By doing a drawing, the participant is essentially voting for a property that they would like the City to take a closer look at preserving. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Historic Preservation Poster

Leading up to the exhibition Joe and I worked on a pamphlet that highlighted the City's criteria for designating historic properties. This is the printed version. 

I also worked with the talented Shannon Joyce at Leg Up Studio to do a limited edition screenprint that was available at the opening.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Mischa and I are creating a drawing using photos of potentially historic properties. The properties were identified by in a recently published report created by Stark Preservation Planning in coordination with the City of Minneapolis. The report summarizes 10 years worth of historic surveys conducted by the City. The results outlined 523 individual properties (excluding already designated landmarks) and 55 districts as having potential significance. Based on the property’s land use features and anticipated growth, as well as meeting one or more of the City’s heritage preservation goals, 101 properties have been identified in the Evaluation as endangered. 

The drawing that we have been working on depicts these properties. The buildings closer to the center of the drawing are more endangered according to the outlined criteria (land use, growth, and preservation goals).

We are using a couple projectors to trace the buildings.  Thanks to Aaron Marx and Minneapolis Art on Wheels for loaning us the equipment.

Here's the progress from Day 1

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Installation Day

Went out today to install the art in the storefronts. Here's some photos of the participating storefronts.

We also managed to work Tom's Style and Tan to get a billboard up for the run of the project!