Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Murals project, Wynwood neighborhood, Miami

The New York Times travel magazine did a feature on the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami and its Wynwood Walls project, a "tightly curated and manicured exhibition of murals," complemented by a performance space, Vespa tours of the murals by Roam Rides, and some restaurants.

Because the area is mostly a warehouse district, they decided to use the blank cinder block walls and gates-doors as canvases.

Note the focus on "curation" and a critical mass within a particular neighborhood. This entry, "A Walk Around Miami’s Wynwood Walls For Street Art," from the Graffiti EU website, along with the Wynwood Walls website, has plenty of images.

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