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Graham Coreil-Allen

Curbside Commons

A Return to New Public Sites

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New Public Sites has always been a way of seeing, feeling, experiencing, and discussing the invisible sites and overlooked features of our everyday places. Now the New Public Wander takes another turn. As I double down on creating public art and placemaking for pedestrian safety and play, I’ve taken this moment to refocus my practice of New Public Sites back to its gravelly beginnings of defining terms and ideas so that we may detourne language towards better understanding our shared places and experiences. I invite you to use, enjoy, and adapt the Typology of New Public Sites now featured on the front page of this website. The walk will continue among friends and neighbors both in personal moments and public engagement embedded within my ongoing public art practice.

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99 Percent Invisible City Book

99 Percent Invisible City Book

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I’m excited to share that New Public Sites has once again been featured by the producers of hit radio show 99 Percent Invisible. Back in 2012 99pi senior producer Sam Greenspan and host Roman Mars featured this work in episode #60, Names vs The Nothing. Eight years later we are honored to have our New Public Ideas featured in The 99 Percent Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design. Order your copy through a local bookstore today!

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Arches & Access Parade & Evening Wander

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Reservoir Hill’s historic Druid Hill Park Gate at Madison Avenue will be illuminated in colorful lights and will be the starting point of a light parade and walking tour. All are invited to activate the Arches & Access light art with a community parade on Sunday, November 3rd, 5:30-9pm and walking tour on Friday, November 8, 7-9pm.

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New Public Sites Fall 2018 Walking Tours

2018 Fall Walking Tours

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This fall New Public Sites is excited to offer one new walking tour in Arlington, Virginia, Wandering the West Pike, and three classics in Baltimore City; Inner Harbor Baltimore Drift, Station North Ave, and Druid Hill Reservoir Interchange! The tours series focuses on the intersecting issues of public space access, transportation equity, creative placemaking, and how residents are shaping places through everyday actions.

All tours are free and open to the public, but spots are limited so be sure to register. The Fall 2018 New Public Sites tours are made possible with support from Arlington Arts and Free Fall Baltimore.

Free Fall Baltimore is presented by BGE, and is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Wandering the West Pike

Saturday, October 13, 11:00 am-12:30pm
Free! Click here to register

Rain date: Saturday, October 20, 11:00 am-12:30pm

As one of the most diverse corridors in the country, Arlington, Virginia’s Columbia Pike in many ways represents the future of American culture and urbanism. On Wandering the West Pike walking tour participants will learn about how residents new and old are adapting suburban public spaces along Columbia Pike to meet their urban needs. Join us to explore and reimagine the public spaces of Columbia Pike’s West End. Learn about transportation improvements currently under construction. Imagine future public art projects taking place along the Pike, including  “The Pike” by Donald Lipski. Learn more…

Inner Harbor Baltimore Drift

Sunday, October 14, 2-4pm
Free! Click here to register

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a celebrated success of waterfront redevelopment, but its spectacular looks disguise a contested past and challenging present. Join us on Inner Harbor Baltimore Drift to discover the real stories of how powerful people, visionary plans, and community movements are still transforming the former industrial wharf into a premiere public space for all. Learn more…

Station North Ave

Sunday, October 21, 2-4pm
Free! Click here to register

As a major thoroughfare in Baltimore’s premier arts district, North Avenue in seeing increasing arts, entertainment, and education development. The Station North Avenue tour explores the history of North Avenue as a transportation and cultural corridor, and the ongoing impact of creative placemaking in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. Learn more…

Druid Hill Reservoir Interchange

Sunday, October 28, 2-4pm
Free! Click here to register

Druid Hill Reservoir Interchange will explore the overlapping embankments and sidewalks to nowhere between the Jones Falls Expressway and the Druid Hill Park Reservoir. The tour will focus on the history of the the park and surrounding highways, and details about the current reservoir construction project. Along the way, we will also share about the community movement afoot supporting pedestrian safety improvements around the park. Learn more…

Free Fall Baltimore
Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts