The Walker Art Center
magazine features a story about the “Art of Placemaking,” as it pertains to Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis.
“Despite its status as a major, historic thoroughfare in Minneapolis--or maybe because of it--Hennepin Avenue has for decades been regarded as a problematic, contested public space,” it reads.
A project called Plan-It Hennepin aims to change that, by turning it into a “lively, compelling cultural corridor,” the story says.
The story touches on the Walker’s perspective on the process, in which it’s a participant: It quotes the Walker’s Olga Viso, who says, “Along with our partners in Plan-It Hennepin, we thought that the Walker could help lead a different conversation in terms of creativity and envisioning possibilities, by bringing artists’ voices into the process.”
This story dovetails with The Line's
feature this week on Candy Chang.