Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Events/ Save the Date - Congress for Urban Transformation (CUT), Oct. 26-28


[7 - 9 pm] Fri. Oct. 5
Potluck and Screening of "The Greenhorns" 
Flint River Farm/ Spacebuster, 
1623 Beach Street

Bring food to share for a potluck with local urban farmers, and a documentary about a new generation of young farmers in America. 

[7 - 11 pm] Fri. Oct. 12
Kero and Annie Hall - Art Walk 
Genesee Towers/ Spacebuster, 
120 E. First Street 

Windsor-based veterans of the Detroit electronic music scene Kero and Annie Hall perform and install projection mapping work onto the Genesee Towers.


Oct 26 - 28
Flint Public Art Project presents

Congress for Urban Transformation (CUT)

CONGRESS FOR URBAN TRANSFORMATION (CUT) is a week-long gathering of residents, city officials, and visiting artists, architects, planners, and community organizers to exchange ideas, build consensus toward a shared vision, and help reimagine the city. The conference is organized by Flint Public Art Project in collaboration with Mayor Dayne Walling, chief planner Megan Hunter, University of Michigan-Flint, Kettering University, and Mott Community College.

During the week of October 21 - 28, visiting artists and designers will work with community partners to engage residents in designing and planning specific sites throughout the city. These events will culminate in a three-day conference from October 26 - 28 featuring talks and conversations with local, regional, national, and international leaders in urban revitalization. The final day will end with a public workshop to generate strategies to transform a section of the Chevy-in-the-Hole site into an active public space.

Photo: Jesse Sugarmann

Flint Public Art Project is produced in affiliation with Flint Institute of Arts and Red Ink Flint with support from ArtPlace. 

About the Spacebuster: 
The Spacebuster is a mobile inflatable structure designed by Raumlabor in 2009 and commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture to transform public spaces of all kinds into points for community gathering. 

Storefront for Art and Architecture has kindly loaned the Spacebuster for this event.