03-22-10

Manchester DJ Dave Haslam Talk

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This is a short notice event announcement, but we’d like to invite everyone to stop by the CUDC for an exciting presentation on Saturday, March 27th starting at 5:30pm. A friend of ours, the multi-talented Dave Haslam, will be visiting from Manchester, UK next weekend for a DJ-ing gig at B-Side Liquor Lounge on Sunday and we want to take the opportunity to spotlight some of his other interests with a talk the night before.

Dave will deliver a talk on the post-punk band Joy Division‘s emergence in the context of post-industrial Manchester in the late 70′s, the band’s re-emergence as New Order after singer Ian Curtis’ tragic death and their music’s enduring influence to this day.

If you’re a fan of Joy Divison, New Order or the bands they inspired (U2, the Killers, Arcade Fire, etc.), then this is definitely an event you won’t want to miss. But the story of creativity in the midst of affliction is something in which we can all find inspiration.

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by david jurca

03-21-10

CIA Photo Spring Show

Photography majors from the Cleveland Institute of Art will have their Spring Show located on the first floor of our new building from March 26th – April 2nd. The exhibit cleverly named “it’ll last longer” will showcase the work of 18 students exploring the edges of photography using various media.

The currently vacant storefront located on the corner of E. 13th and Euclid Ave. was the site of Designerosa, our Pop Up City book release party and will be again be the venue for Kent State’s interior design department show the week following the CIA exhibit.

Hope to see you at these upcoming exhibits and look out for more event announcements coming soon!

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by david jurca

03-02-10

Brite Winter Photos

Photos taken from the Brite Winter Festival on Saturday…

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02-25-10

Brite Winter Festival

Brite Winter Festival

PopUp City strikes again this Saturday from 5-10pm at Hart Crane Memorial Park.

So, what’s going on?  Loads.

Imagine the love child of locavore eats courtesy of Sainato’s Restaurant and sponsor Gypsy Bean Coffee and Baking; the wafting musical genius from the likes of The Hot Rails, Uncanny Xe La, and This Moment in Black History; art to make you think more/better; and activities that will make you forget you’re an adult.

That love child is Brite Winter Festival.

Read more…

10-16-09

House, Turned Inside Out Opening


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House, turned inside out
3601 Siam Road, Cleveland

Opening October 27, 2009
4-9pm

Closing December 11, 2009


Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative/Pop Up City hosts Martin Papcun (Prague, Czech Republic) as he presents his newest large-scale, site-specific installation at 3601 Siam Road in Ohio City.

The artist, along with construction partners American Tank Fabricating and Affordable Demolition & Hauling Inc., will slice into the walls of a house and turn them inside out to reveal the interior of the home. The installation, House, turned inside out, a massive, yet intricate deconstruction, will be open to the public for one month.


The project is funded by a grant from CEC ArtsLink New York. For more information, email: info@popupcity.com

10-07-09

Video of The Bridge Project

Another shoddily-done video made by me for you.  Enjoy!

by marianne.

09-21-09

It’s coming.

 

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The Bridge Project. 

on lower level of The Detroit-Superior Bridge
2433 Superior Viaduct

September 25 & 26, 2009
Friday from 4pm – midnight | Saturday from noon – midnight

Click here for more info and for a schedule of the Project’s events, shows and exhibits.

You’re not going to want to miss this,

Marianne

09-10-09

VOTE: Bridge Design[Build] Charrette

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What if the Detroit-Superior Bridge lower level became a public space? How would you use it? Now is your chance to see it happen.

1. Visit www.BridgeProjectVote.com to share your thoughts on initial concepts developed by students involved in the Bridge Project design[build] charrette. Leave your comments on the projects and begin a dialogue with the students. What ideas do you like? What would you like to see more details on? What new uses would you like to see included?

2. Share the link with co-workers, friends, family and smarter-than-average pets.  The students would love to have your feedback so they can quickly develop and refine their projects. Only a few projects will be selected to be built full-scale on the bridge, so make your thoughts known!

3. Come to the public opening during the Bridge Project on Friday and Saturday September 25th (4pm-midnight) and 26th (noon-midnight) to experience the selected projects as built prototypes. Public input on the projects will continue during the two day bridge opening as people activate the spaces and students observe the interactions, then adjust the installations.

Oftentimes as designers the distance between conceptual plan and embodied user experience is too wide to be meaningful. The rapid prototyping concept for the Bridge Project charrette intends to collapse this distance and introduce user feedback earlier in the design process. The installations during the event should not be viewed as finished products, but rather as prototypes designed to engage and draw feedback from the future users of the space.

Many thanks to Jeff Schuler for constructing the drupal website for project voting: www.jeffschuler.net

by david jurca

08-31-09

Footage from the Electric Roller DiscoTech

Cleveland Executive Fellowship and Pop Up City transformed the old Leff Electric Building at 1163 E. 40th St. into an Electric Roller DiscoTech on August 28th.  Here’s what went down:

Learn more about Pop Up City

(roller skating with video camera in hand and posting by marianne.)

08-15-09

Roller Disco Pop-Up Event: Aug. 28th

The next Pop Up City event is coming on August 28th…

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Electric Roller DiscoTech

It’s a disco roller rink (sort of) in the old Leff Electric Building at 1163 E. 40th Street. It’s an old industrial building with great views of the lake.

Friday, August 28th :: 7 – 10pm

Should be a fun time.

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from senior planner Terry Schwarz, posted by marianne.

06-15-09

Made in the 216

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Friday June 26 & Saturday June 27, 2009

@ Room Service and other locations along the Gordon Square Arts District in the Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood.

Shopping event for local art and other creations accompanied by live music, good food and parties at Happy Dog.

The MADE IN THE 216 event was created by ROOM SERVICE owner Danielle DeBoe to highlight just how many talented designers are choosing to STAY and build their businesses in CLEVELAND; And to underscore their high level of talent by merchandising the Cleveland-made designs seamlessly amongst the items purchased by NYC, LONDON, LA, SAN FRANCISCO and PARIS-based designers. There are no ‘booths’ or traditional craft/trade show set ups that differentiate the designers’ wares. They are integrated in the same creative, narrative-driven way that RS merchandises their products year round.

The other thing that makes this show different is the diversity of the products being offered at the show. The show features a wide weft of creations from menswear, jewelry, tshirts, and personal accessories to stationary, photography, screenprints, household goods, furniture and music. These Cleveland-based creators represent all levels of entrepreneurship, from the craft circuit, to etsy shops, to international sales….all people who have chosen to stay and build their business in the 216 as opposed to leaving for bigger cities…THIS is something I think worth celebrating.

Click here for more info

posted by marianne eppig.

06-15-09

The Bridge Project Charrette

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For more info on the Bridge Project event, please visit:  www.clevelandbridgeproject.com

Every year, graduate students at the CUDC take part in a community design charrette, which addresses the urban design needs of a particular site or neighborhood in Northeast Ohio. This year’s charrette will be part of the Bridge Project scheduled for September 25th and 26th.

During a typical charrette, students are asked to gather relevant data about the focus area in preparation for a community meeting where stakeholders and residents share their thoughts and desires for the neighborhood. The students then work along side CUDC staff to quickly develop design solutions and assemble presentations for the community. In years past, the student charrettes have focused on downtown Lakewood, the Jewish Community Federation site, the Howard Street corridor in Akron and Youngstown’s Oak Hill neighborhood.

Read more…

06-03-09

Pop Up City @ MOCA

pop-up-panda-and-mocaThe Pop Up City animation, made by Gauri Torgalkar and David Jurca from the CUDC, was announced today as a winner of MOCA Cleveland’s Neighborhood Watch Video Competition!  A narrative of a proposed development on the port site made by KSU graduate student Sukant Bhatnagar was also selected as one of the eight winning video shorts. The films will be screened in the Commons Area at MOCA throughout the summer 2009 season.

The video competition is a part of MOCA’s new exhibit, There Goes the Neighborhood, which opens this Friday, June 5th with an artist gallery talk from 6-7pm and opening reception until 10pm. The exhibit runs from June 5th through August 16th.

by david jurca

05-20-09

Pop Up City Book Trailer

It might not have the quick edits and intense action sequences of typical movie trailers, but we think our star moved pretty fast, for a panda.

Urban-Infill Volume 2: Pop Up City can be ordered from Amazon or from the Shrinking Cities Institute website.

Support for the Pop Up City initiative is provided by the Civic Innovation Lab and the Sears-Swetland Foundation. The publication of the Pop Up City book was made possible by funding from the George Gund Foundation and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

by david jurca

05-13-09

Terry Schwarz Receives Cleveland Arts Prize

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Congratulations to our very own Terry Schwarz for being awarded the 2009 Cleveland Arts Prize! Terry is senior planner at the CUDC and an adjunct professor at Kent State University.

Terry was awarded the artist prize in design for her work surrounding the Shrinking Cities Institute at the CUDC, which addresses local population decline. The multifaceted work of the Shrinking Cities Institute includes the Cleveland Land Lab, the Pop Up City! temporary use intiative and two editions of the Urban-Infill Journal

The awards ceremony will be held Thursday, June 25th at the Hanna Theatre in Playhouse Square. Tickets are available by calling 216 321-0012 or by email at info@clevelandartsprize.org.

by david jurca