Discussion with Terry Schwarz and Corine Vermeulen
Thursday, April 11th, 7 p.m. at the Transformer Station.
Terry Schwarz, director of Kent State University’s Urban Design Collaborative, and photographer Corine Vermeulen will lead a discussion about their work and shared interest in art’s role as a catalyst for improving and enriching the urban landscape.
Corine Vermeulen photographed the citizens and landscape of Detroit in her 2005 project, Your Town Tomorrow. Recently, she contributed to thanks for the view, mr. mies: layfayette park, detroit, a volume of interviews and photographs about life in the largest collection of Mies van der Rohe buildings in the world. She says, “Detroit represents a unique and great vehicle for change where old structures are no longer in place and the possibilities of something different to happen are endless.”
Terry Schwarz launched the CUDC’s Shrinking Cities Institute in 2005 to address the implications of population decline and large-scale urban vacancy in Northeast Ohio. She established Pop Up City, a temporary use initiative for vacant and underutilized sites in Cleveland.
Bellwether is an open-ended series of discussions and events that aims to discover the possibilities and limitations of art as a transformative tool in the city of Cleveland. Bellwether is a project of the Contemporary Art Society of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
If you missed the BioCellar event at the CUDC on April 26th, now you can watch the presentations online:
BioCellar Presentations – 1 of 3 – Intro
BioCellar Presentations – 2 of 3 – Darrell Frey | Bioshelter Market Garden @ Three Sisters Farm
BioCellar Presentations – 3 of 3 – Gauri Torgalkar | BioCellar: Concept to Prototype
The Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone is a defined district (in the area of East 79th Street and Kinsman Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio) that will foster entrepreneurial farming activities and related businesses. The plan will provide a comprehensive design approach for a Live | Play | Grow neighborhood that integrates agriculture into the surrounding neighborhood.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
4:00 – 6:30 pm
1717 Euclid Avenue
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University
The Levin College Forum, NPI and the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative have organized a public forum on the Reimagining Cleveland project to answer the question, “What’s going on here?” The program offers an opportunity to learn from individuals who have actually created gardens, orchards, vineyards and farms from vacant land. The speakers include the CUDC’s Director, Terry Schwarz, who will present a look to the future of Reimagining Cleveland. Immediately following the forum, attendees are invited to celebrate the opening of an exhibit in the forum gallery showcasing the work of photographers and storytellers illuminating the narratives of the reimagining grantees.
For more information, including the event’s full agenda, please visit: http://urban.csuohio.edu/forum/events/02_17_11_Reimagining_Cleveland.html
The event is free and open to the public, but please register online or call 216.523.7330.
These maps are provided by the Cleveland LandLab.
Community Gardens and Urban Farms
(light green = urban farms; dark green = community gardens)
(nepa, oepa concern sites)
posted by marianne
This is a map of Cleveland showing vacant sites (in red), existing parks (in dark green), and proposed parkland and greenspaces (in light green). The map was drawn by the Urban Design Center for Cleveland LandLab.
posted by marianne eppig.