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OPEN/CLOSED 2011 exploring vacant property in st. louis

St. Louis faces many challenges, but none are more visceral than the thousands of vacant homes and lots that have a corrosive effect on our community. With one in five addresses currently vacant, we cannot ignore the issue any longer. The challenge demands collaborative responsibility and action. Open/Closed: Exploring Vacant Property in St. Louis, is an opportunity for community stakeholders, leaders, artists, and activists to strengthen their knowledge of the vacant property issue and to develop new solutions.

18 March 2011

19 March 2011

Old North St. Louis Restoration Group 7:30PM-10PM

Most Holy Trinity Church, Hyde Park All Day

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OPEN/CLOSED 2011 exploring vacant property in st. louis 18 MARCH 2011 – 8PM 7:30pm Opening Reception Location Old North St. Louis Restoration Group 2700 North 14th Street at Crown Square

Refreshments provided by Urban Chestnut Brewing Company 3229 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63103 http://urbanchestnut.com/

8:00pm Open/Closed Conference Introduction RJ Koscielniak Frontier St. Louis

8:15pm Presentation: Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary: confronting history and addressing community issues Juan William Chavez Artist / Cultural Activist Missouri Arts Award Recipient

Juan William Chavez will talk about his recent project - Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary (2010-2011) - A photo, film and website project that explores the land where the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects once stood in St. Louis, Missouri. Chavez created the Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary to encourage public dialogue about the creative uses and possibilities of urban abandonment by confronting history and addressing community issues.

8:30pm Introduction to Pruitt-Igoe Sylvester Brown Senior Staff Reporter / Founder The Northsider / When We Dream Together

Paul Fehler Producer The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History

8:45pm Screening of scenes from The Pruitt Igoe Myth: An Urban History Documentary The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History, a soon to be released documentary directed by Chad Freidrichs, was awarded Best Documentary at Oxford Film Festival. In addition, it has been screened the True/False Film Festival and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. The full St. Louis premiere of the film is scheduled for April 9 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Missouri Historical Society. http://www.pruitt-igoe.com/

9:15pm Discussion



  

 


19 MARCH 2011 – all day Most Holy Trinity Church, Hyde Park 3519 North 14th Street

9:30am Check In 10:00am Introduction Alex Ihnen nextSTL.com

10:15am Convocation: Vacancy in St. Louis Freeman M. Bosley Sr.

Antonio D. French

Alderman, rd 3 Ward, St. Louis City

Alderman, st 21 Ward, St. Louis City

11:00am Panel: Vacancy and Schools Grace Hill

Andrew Weil

Executive Leadership

Assistant Director, Landmarks Association of St. Louis

Tom Moes

Romona Taylor-Williams

Project Coordinator, Transtria

Executive Director, Metro St. Louis Coalition for Inclusion and Equity

12:00pm Lunch / Hyde Park Tours Lunch 68¢ out of every dollar spent in local businesses typically remains within the community. Please consider patronizing the following local businesses: Chili Mac's Diner - 3523 N. Broadway (btw Mallinckrodt and Destrehan) Cornerstone Café - 1436 Salisbury St (corner of Blair and Salisbury) Crown Candy Kitchen - 1401 Saint Louis Ave (corner of 14th and St. Louis) Mandina's Sports Bar - 1319 Saint Louis Ave (btw 13th and 14th)

Walking tour of Hyde Park Departs from Cornerstone Café 1436 Salisbury St 12:00PM and 12:30PM

Dayna Kriz

Tour Guides

Program Coordinator, Rebuild Foundation St. Louis

Students from the Urban Expression Program Holy Trinity School and Rebuild Foundation

1:00pm Afternoon session #1 Walking tour of vacancy in community: the Ville/Greater Ville Meet in Holy Trinity sanctuary at 12:55pm or Meet at the corner of Aldine and Dick Gregory Place at 1:15 PM

Rick Bonasch Director of Technical Assistance, Regional Housing and Community Development

  

 


Walking tour of vacancy in community: Wellston Meet in Holy Trinity sanctuary at 12:55pm or Meet outside of 5879 Martin Luther King Drive at 1:15 PM

Bob Hansman Associate Professor / artist-in-residence, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis

2:00pm Afternoon Convocation Fr. Richard Creason Pastor, Most Holy Trinity Parish

2:15pm Afternoon session #2: Creative Solutions to Vacancy Todd Antoine

Theaster Gates Jr

Deputy Director for Planning, Great Rivers Greenway District

Director of Arts Program Development / Executive Director Office of the Provost, University of Chicago / Rebuild Foundation

Juan William Chavez

Gwenne Hayes-Stewart

Artist / Activist, Missouri Arts Award Recipient

Executive Director, Gateway Greening

3:15pm Afternoon session #3: Reuse/Reviable Michele Duffe

Yvonne Sparks

Broker, Duffe Nuernberger Realty / ND Consulting Group

Senior Manager; Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Audrey Spalding

Otis Williams

Policy Analyst, Show-Me Institute

Deputy Director, St. Louis Development Corporation

4:15pm Afternoon session #4: Regeneration - moderated by Cynthia Jordan Stephen Acree

Paul J. McKee, Jr.

Executive Director/President Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance

Chairman, McEagle Properties LLC

Michael Allen

Henry S. Webber

Architectural Historian and Director Preservation Research Office

Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration Washington University in St. Louis

5:15pm Dinner – Catered by Betty Macc Barbeque and Snacks Please RSVP dinner attendance to rsvp@nextstl.com by 3/15/11 to ensure service. Dinner cost $10.

Keynote Presentation Sylvester Brown Jr. Senior Staff Reporter / Founder The Northsider / When We Dream Together

  

 


Closing Reception Location Old North St. Louis Restoration Group 2700 North 14th Street at Crown Square

Refreshments provided by Urban Chestnut Brewing Company 3229 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63103 http://urbanchestnut.com/

7:00pm-8:00pm Screening of Still/Here still/here, a non-narrative film directed by Christopher Harris, uses photographic imagery and an eye for detail to tell a personal story of the devastation and abandonment of the near-northside of St. Louis. Released in 2001, the film depicts a particular moment in a fragile landscape devoid of people.

8:00pm Discussion of Sill/Here and introduction to Brick By Chance and Fortune 8:15pm Screening of scenes from Brick By Chance and Fortune Documentary Brick by Chance and Fortune is a soon to be released documentary by Bill Streeter celebrating the unique history, diversity, and potential of the eponymous building material in St. Louis. While the film discusses issues such as brick rustling, it maintains a hopeful view that we may be able to appropriately celebrate the humble and overlooked brick that surrounds us and use it to rebuild a once great city.

8:45pm Discussion of brick in St. Louis



  

 


Open/Closed 2011 Conference Schedule