Sparking Urban Revitalization

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Grand Rapids, MI

SITE: LAB PRAXIS

A group of local artists and art enthusiasts who create one-night, site-specific art installations secured the 25,000-square-foot abandoned building at 2 East Fulton as the next SiTE:LAB location on April 15, 2011.

SiTE:LAB creates temporary site-specific art projects aimed at facilitating dynamic collaborations between the art, education, business and cultural communities of Grand Rapids.

Site-specific projects from students, faculty and alumni representing 8 Michigan colleges/universities, as well as a number of local artists. Ferris State University AIGA student’s projected dual images on the exterior façade of the building, illuminating the past and posing questions for the future use of this amazing building located at 2 East Fulton.

Participating Universities
Aquinas College
Calvin College
College for Creative Studies
Ferris State University
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Valley State University
Hope College
Kendall College of Art and Design
University of Michigan

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Intervention Details

Location
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Population
190,000

Date
2011

Participants
Ferris State University
Graphic Design Program
Student AIGA Chapter

Faculty Advisor
William Culpepper

Credits

Photography
William Culpepper

Design and inspiration
Craig Cockerill, Bryce Cole Driesenga,
Scott Deca, Johnny Vestevich and Heath VanSingel.