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Popup ping pong instigated by Wing Young Huie and Ashley Hansen, courtesy Creative CItyMaking

Creative CityMaking: Minneapolis' Model for Diversity in Placemaking

Creative CityMaking, Intermedia Arts’ bold placemaking, problem-solving collaboration with the City of Minneapolis, recently received a three-year grant that promises to deepen the initiative’s reach in previously unimaginable ways.

Heidi Skoog, maker of Serious Jam, Courtesy Kern Nickerson

Cooking Up Entrepreneurship in Twin Cities Incubator Kitchens

Incubator or community kitchens have been gaining momentum in the Twin Cities, bringing together food entrepreneurs, ingredients, and innovation.

Oskar Ly, photo by Bill Kelley

Saint Paul Artist Oskar Ly: An Organizer and Ambassador for Hmong Arts

Issue Media Group (The Line's parent company) has launched Creative Exchange, a national online platform for storytelling and resource sharing around creativity and community. Saint Paul artist/organizer Oskar Ly was featured in the first issue.

Virajita Singh and the transportation group.

Design Thinking at the U of M: Organizing Collaborations Around Social Issues

How groups at the University of Minnesota are using design thinking as the creative approach to explore new ways of working and collaborating.

Ten Thousand Things in "The Music Man," photo by Paula Keller

Ten Thousand Things: Connecting with Communities Through Imaginative Theater

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.

Assisting Fellows via the C3 and CCAP programs

Jobs, Housing, Transit: Leveraging the Economic Power of the Central Corridor's Anchor Institutions

How key non-profits have forged partnerships with healthcare institutions along the Green Line to generate corridors of opportunity for job seekers, residents, and communities.

Osage dancers, courtesy College of Design

The Endangered Osage Language Gets a Unicode-Friendly Alphabet

Jessica Harjo, a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Design MA program and a current PhD candidate, has sketched out a novel orthography for the Osage language.


Galtier Community School Embraces Design Thinking for Greater Flexibility in Learning

Galtier Community School in Saint Paul decided to revolutionize education through design thinking after the American Architectural Foundation’s (AAF) Design for Learning program.

Cosetta Alimentari

The Dish on Heritage Restaurants: Food, Families, Neighborhoods

A look at four heritage restaurants in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, their origin stories, their participation in their neighborhoods, and why their loyal patrons—and new generations of diners—keep coming back.


Throughout the U.S., Public Art Engages Communities and Transforms Neighborhoods

Public art has evolved into an essential element of urban placemaking and social engagement. From murals on vacant buidlings to art in laundormats to temporary art installations that invite public participation, we take a look at public art and how it's changing cities.

Jacie Knight (center) and members of YPC

Youth Performance Company: The Twin Cities' Serious-Minded Starmaker

What do Black Hawk Down star Josh Hartnett, Tony award nominee Laura Osnes, and Comedy Central writers Charlie Sanders and Colton Dunn have in common? They all once belonged to this stellar Minneapolis youth theater company.

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