FutureSite Mapping Baltimore
at the The Necessity of Tomorrow(s):
Mark Bradford—Making a Path, BMA Lecture
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12pm-3:30pm
Presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art at Union Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
How do you make a path to power where none exists? How do you assess a community’s needs and create access for a community to self-determine?
Presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art at Union Baptist Church, FutureSite Baltimore invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about our city and envision possible futures by sharing their neighborhood assets, concerns, and ideas. This interactive mapping activity was presented as part of the The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) lecture series featuring luminary artist Mark Bradford in conversation with BMA Director Christopher Bedford. Bradford’s talk explored how the artist grapples with “making a path,” and other key questions in his artistic practice and community-based work. Afterwards, attendees were invited to contribute to the FutureSite Baltimore map by writing on laser cut signs and creating play doh sculptures representing their inspired visions for the future of Baltimore City. Contributions to the map were collected by the museum to inform forthcoming programming.
FutureSite Baltimore was sponsored by the Baltimore Museum of Art and based on on the “Visioning Home” workshop hosted by the museum’s education department in September 2017.
Learn more about The Necessities of Tomorrow(s) lecture series at http://bmatomorrows.org.