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A Way, Away (Listen While I Say) by Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez. 

As the first joint commission for Chicago-based artists Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez, A Way, Away (Listen While I Say) activated a building that was slated for demolition and the adjacent land parcel through a series of interventions that drew attention to the life cycle of a building. The project offered arts programming and participatory projects during each of its five phases: Marking, Subtracting, Translating, Shaping, and Healing. 

This project was a continuation of PXSTL, a series of design-build commissions organized by the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Phase 04—Shaping

Three years after the inaugural design-build project sponsored by the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts (at Washington University) was unveiled, the first phases of the next PXSTL project take shape with a different approach.   View More 

Whether a child’s rudimentary compositions that seek to express excitement for the world around them, or sophisticated computer design software that is developed to imagine worlds not yet seen, the process of shaping is central to how we understand our relationship to place.   Learn More


Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63018

Sam Fox School of
Design & Visual Arts
1 Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63130


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