Station North Ave Drift

Station North Avenue walking tours a drifting success

After gathering around the kiosk and handing out maps, we drifted through through the New Public Sites of North Avenue. Among four varied tours, one night, three day, three warm, one cold, we faced a perpendicular extreme, indulged retail adventure and climbed an enlightened elevation – all in the name of radical pedestrianism. Full project page here, more pictures at newpublicsites.org.

 

New Public Sites – Station North Avenue


Join us for New Public Sites – Station North Avenue, a series of free walking tours through seven collections of invisible sites and overlooked architectural and psychic features along North Avenue in the Station North Arts District.

New Public Sites – Station North Avenue

Organized in conjunction with the Invited: Celebration Station
October 21 – November 11, 2012
MICA Studio Center Gallery
Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries
113 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201

Reception and Graduate Studio Center Open House
Sunday, October 21, 2–4 pm, followed by walking tour at 4pm

New Public Sites – Station North Avenue is free walking tour through seven collections of invisible sites and overlooked architectural and psychic features along North Avenue between Greenmount and Howard Streets. Using terms and ideas from the New Public Sites field guide and free walking tour maps available in the gallery, participants are invited to drift through Station North, identify different types of “invisible” public spaces and experiences, and then upload them to newpublicsites.org. Along the way, the tour features places such as a billboard-framed vacant lot identified as “Clear Channel Commons”, North Avenue’s impressive median strip, which is likened to “Barrier Islands”, plus a selection of Anniversary List businesses. The ongoing New Public Sites project pushes pedestrian agency, interprets aspects of the everyday and investigates the negotiable nature of the built environment.

WALK TOUR SCHEDULE
Sunday, October 21 – 4pm
Saturday, October 27, 3pm
Saturday, November 3, 3pm

All walking tours are free and open to the public
Meet at the New Public Sites Kiosk
MICA Graduate Studio Center
113 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201

Download the free map, interact and find out more at newpublicsites.org/sites/station-north-avenue-celebration-station.

Spontaneous Interventions

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Spontaneous Interventions“, the official U.S. presentation at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, represents a spirited movement for improving cities through DIY innovation and playful direct action. Walking through Venice’s tree-shaded Giardini during the preview of the Venice Architecture Biennale, the first thing I saw as I approached the American pavilion was a huge projection of my face framed by the Palladian building’s central entry way. I couldn’t help but laugh – how did my work as a radically pedestrian, New Public Sites tour guide end up here, in Venice, as one of many incredible projects representing of the United States?  The dérive will always take us to unexpected places…

 

Names vs The Nothing: NPS on 99% Invisible

New Public Sites 99 Percent Invisible

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99% Invisible premieres episode on New Public Sites

A “tiny” radio show about design and architecture
explores the Neverending Story of naming
invisible sites in everyday public space. 

Click here to listen to, “Names vs The Nothing”, 99% Invisible‘s latest story by
producer Sam Greenspan featuring Graham Coreil-Allen on New Public Sites.Just beyond east Baltimore’s resounding I-95 – O’Donnell Street overpass lies a sprawling estate of weathered travel centers, including an unexpectedly beautiful grassy hill turned Elightened Elevation that serves as an unglamorous gateway for Baltimore’s Chinatown bus travelers. 99% Invisible radio show producer Sam Greenspan and I recently rode our bikes to this marginal zone and explored some of its invisbile sites and overlooked features. Created with help from the show’s host Roman Mars, “Names vs The Nothing” uses the storyline from 1984 epic fantasty film, The Neverending Story as a metaphor for the New Public Sites investigation. Go to 99percentinvisible.org to listen to the episode online, download the mp3 and subscribe to the podcast with iTunes.If you like 99% Invisible and want to hear more independently produced public radio, please considering donating the the 99% Invisible Kickstarter. The campaign only has three days left to reach its goal of 5000 supporters!

 

New Public Sites in the Venice Architecture Biennale and Online

Artist Graham Coreil-Allen celebrates the inclusion of his New Public Sites interventionist walking tours project in the Venice Architecture Biennale with the rollout of a new platform for online participation: newpublicsites.org.

New Public Sites in Spontaneous Interventions
U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale
August 29 – November 25, 2012
New Public Sites’ new online platform: newpublicsites.org

[Baltimore, MD – June 2012] — Situated within disparate zones of overlap, contradiction, ambiguity and interstice, the ongoing New Public Sites project consists of playful walking tours, radical maps and poetic typology that investigate the ways in which invisible sites and overlooked features exist within our everyday environment. The New Public Sites walking tours will be included in Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, the official U.S. presentation at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale. Organized by commissioner and curator Cathy Lang Ho of the Institute for Urban Design, with Ned Cramer and David van der Leer, the exhibition features an array of direct action strategies for improving the urban public realm, represented through a system of interactive hanging banners and pedestrian installations. More details to follow on New Public Sites walking tours in Venice later this summer.

From Venice to virtual, New Public Sites is expanding radical pedestrian discourse both internationally and online. Created in collaboration with artist, curator and designer Tobey Albright, newpublicsites.org is the living collection of recent and on-going New Public Sites investigations into our everyday public spaces. The online typology organizes these liminal public spaces into a system of sites, components, qualities and concepts, indexed and described through maps, terms, definitions, images and videos. The scalable website can be viewed both on computers and smart devices. New Public Sites walking tour participants and the public at large are invited to explore the collection, comment on types and upload their own sites and definitions to the growing interactive map.


More info at:
https://newpublicsites.org/
http://spontaneousinterventions.com/

Graham Projects at Transmodern 2011

camp camp map

With nearly 200 participating artists and a sprawling campus of art sites around west, downtown Baltimore Transmodern has begun! This year I am involved with two of the many shows and events: campcamp and Pedestrian Service Exquisite. This festival represents and incredible array of Baltimore’s finest in underground performance. More info at transmodernfestival.org.

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campcamp
April 29 & 30, evening/nighttime
Current Space courtyard
421 North howard street (rear – tyson alley)

An exterior exhibition and interactive multi-disciplinary installation for which no prior survival experience is required for participation. Artists will create environments or installations that embrace the participatory and the habitable while expanding on standard campsite deliverables. Organized by Marian April Glebes, in collaboration with Fred Scharmen and C. Ryan Patterson.

USM-campcamp Tapeway
A site-specific map of paths, thresholds and gateways made from adhesive tape. Streaks of colorful artist tape trace movement among campcamp sites.
Tri-Flags
Four colorful flag tripods mark entry into campcamp.

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Pedestrian Service Exquisite
May 1, 12-3pm
H&H Building & Surroundings
405 West Franklin Street

May Day is our day of merrymaking to celebrate re-generation, renewal and creation! It is in this spirit, that Pedestrian Service Exquisite (PSE) presents an afternoon of urban safari featuring performance, action, and revelry on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Expect tours, interventions and participatory site-specific works that celebrate regeneration, sustainability and notions of creating anew!

NPS – Drifting Monument
During 15 minute tours that explore some of downtown’s invisible sites and overlooked features, participants will be invited to fill up a wagon with symbolic litter, discrete mementos, entertaining debris and anything else deemed valuable. At the end of the tour, the drifting collection will be deposited around a monument of labor and place. All participants get a free button!

NPS-AD: Intrepid Walking Tour Drifts Through Arlington’s Invisible Sites

Thank you to everyone who joined me on the New Public Sites – Arlington Drift walking tour last Saturday. From undead condo projects to underground rivers, I learned a lot during our hour-long journey together. I hope you enjoyed seeing Balston’s invisible sites as much as I did. May our floating zone of radical pedestrianism continue with infinite freedom.

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New Public Sites – Arlington Drift – Walking Tour this Saturday 3/5, 2pm

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Join me on March 5th, 2011 as we explore a thrilling urban sublime while drifting through the liminal zones of Arlington’s Ballston neighborhood. The tour will feature twelve New Public Sites, including new types such as HVAC Exhaling, Skygate and Reflexive Moment. All participants get a free New Public Sites button and unlimited edition, color map.

General public tour starts at 2pm.
Childrens’s tour starts at 3pm.

Meet at Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd Arlington VA 22201

ON THE ROAD
Arlington Arts Center
FEB 2 – APR 3, 2011

ON THE ROAD features artists who work in the world, away from gallery or studio environments, inviting unexpected encounters. Many of their projects are created in temporary residencies, and explore tourism, informal public spaces, and nomadic peoples.

New Public Sites in On The Road at the Arlington Arts Center

New Public Sites Arlington Drift map

New Public Sites Arlington Drift map

Among towers, over voids, within our fleeting reflective movements
there live vistas invisible and playscapes for all.

Immersed in the sublime matter of place,
grasping these moments of our daily passing,
drifting through infinite sites of freedom,
we test the limits of space public
and cultivate situations unseen.

 
New Public Sites – Arlington Drift

2-Channel Video/Map installation

1 Free Walking Tour – March 5th, 2pm

All featuring sites within walking distance from the gallery.
ON THE ROAD
Arlington Arts Center
FEB 2 – APR 3, 2011 Opening Reception: FEB 4, 7 – 9 PM
ON THE ROAD features artists who work in the world, away from gallery or studio environments, inviting unexpected encounters. Many of their projects are created in temporary residencies, and explore tourism, informal public spaces, and nomadic peoples.

One the Road Arlington Art Center