In response to the limitations of in-person engagement posed by the COVID-19 pandemic Graham Projects and Hour Studio created the online placemaking toolkit, Make Place Happen. The Make Place Happen website offers resources for “Do-it-Yourself Urbanism” and/or participating with Graham Projects’ current placemaking efforts. The most exciting feature is COLORoW, a coloring book-like web app for drawing your own artistic crosswalk or pavement mural.
COLORoW is short for “COLOring the Right of Way”. Residents are invited to use COLORoW to share their ideas with us for specific projects in their neighborhood. Participants can draw what they would like to see in their public space, download the drawing, and then share it with Graham Projects along with text and other visual inspiration via an embedded upload form. Using everyone’s drawings as inspiration Graham Projects develops our community-based design options. Like with our face-to-face workshops, but online, Graham Projects then shares back the artwork options for resident feedback and selection.
Make Place Happen / COLORoW was co-designed and built by the amazing artist-designers Tobey Albright and Mollie Edgar of Hour Studio. Added features to come.
Draw it, share it, and we will Make Place Happen! makeplacehappen.com