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Named for the big park in its heart, Powderhorn is best known for the annual rite of spring that unfolds on its streets: the May Day Parade and Ceremony, under the direction of the neighborhood's venerable Heart of the Beast Theater. This spectacularly colorful grassroots spectacle, with its gigantic puppet-floats and ragtag marching bands, honors the offbeat essence of the neighborhood, which is full of immigrants, social innovators, young dreamers, and veteran activists.
Alley Activation: Pathways to Urban Revitalization
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
From Seattle to Washington D.C., alleys are being reinvented as people-friendly spaces. Often perceived as dirty and dangerous, alleys are moving beyond garbage and garages to become havens for pedestrians, public art and small business.
Cooking Up Entrepreneurship in Twin Cities Incubator Kitchens
Anne Jin Soo Preston
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Incubator or community kitchens have been gaining momentum in the Twin Cities, bringing together food entrepreneurs, ingredients, and innovation.
Joan Vorderbruggen: Reawakening Empty Storefronts to Their Community Potential
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
The first article in a new series on Twin Cities artists who build community, activate space, engage viewers, and stimulate interaction or dialogue with their work, and how their creative placemaking
helps reveal and enhance community identity.
Ten Thousand Things: Connecting with Communities Through Imaginative Theater
Carl Atiya Swanson
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Minneapolis theater company Ten Thousand Things builds connections both radical and backed by tradition by telling stories for intimate and often non-traditional audiences, with the lights up and minimal staging, using the power of communal imagination.
Hive Minds: Urban Beekeeping in High Places
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The rooftops of some prestigious locations are buzzing as local institutions hop aboard the global urban beekeeping bandwagon. The idea is to play a role in restoring declining bee populations, with the help of the U of M and some intrepid honey-oriented entrepreneurs.
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