As part of A Way, Away (Listen While I Say), four local partners were awarded community design grants to give new life to materials salvaged from the former building at 3721 Washington Boulevard. Projects range from hosting community workshops to creating gathering and performance spaces with the bricks. Join us for a conversation with the community partners: Perennial; Granite City Art and Design District and the New American Gardening initiative; ART House; and the Solidarity Economy St. Louis network in partnership with Citizen Carpentry and Tillie’s Corner, as well as artists Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez.
Architect, writer, and professor at Yale University, Keller Eastering, gave a lecture as part of Critical Spatial Practices St. Louis (CSPSTL), a multi-platform convening that takes on the spatial politics of the city with local and international figures in art and architecture.
A Way, Away artists Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez discussed the built environment with Water J. Hood, Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, University of California at Berkeley.
A reception with artists Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez and where visitors could learn more about the upcoming phases of the project, as well as the related public programs.
As a part of the first phase of A Way, Away, St. Louis artists, Ilene Berman and Pacia Anderson led a discussion on the invisible processes of demolition and their effects on community. Participants left their marks on the site through a sign-making activity about the topics of place and displacement and the roles individuals, institutions, and communities play.