New Public Sites – Station North Avenue (NPS-SNA) was free walking tour through seven collections of invisible sites and overlooked architectural and psychic features along North Avenue between Greenmount and Howard Streets.
Station North Avenue
Organized in conjunction with
Invited: Celebration Station
October 21 – November 11, 2012.
MICA Graduate Studio Center
Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries
113 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
The New Public Sites – Station North Avenue project invites a practice of “radical pedestrianism” that pushes urbanite agency, interprets the overlooked and banal and investigates the negotiable nature of the built environment. These psychogeographic tours began at Station North’s northeastern, parallax gateway and continued towards the district’s northwestern sub/urbanely ambiguous crossing. Along the way, the tours featured places such as a billboard-framed vacant lot identified as “Clear Channel Commons”, North Avenue’s impressive median strip, which is likened to “Barrier Islands”, plus a selection of Anniversary List businesses. The New Public Sites Kiosk provided information on the project and offered a bulletin board for local events while serving as a meeting point for tour participants. Free NPS-SNA maps for self-guided tours were also available in the gallery.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Station North Arts & Entertainment District, Invited was a two-part exhibition: a series of site-specific artworks in 10 area businesses as well as a community inspired and celebratory-themed gallery show in MICA’s newly renovated Graduate Studio Center Sheila & Richard Riggs Gallery. The Invited show was organized by MICA’s M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice program with support from support of MICA’s Office of Community Engagement, Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc., and Friends of Curatorial Practice. Click here to learn more about Invited.
New Public Sites – Station North Avenue – Map
Click here to download a pdf of the free self-guided walking tour map.
Pictures below courtesy of Anastasia Tantaros Photography.