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The proposed Red Line is a 14.5 mile, light rail transit line that will run west to east from Woodlawn through downtown Baltimore, Fells Point, and Canton to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Campus. Its construction could dramatically disrupt city life, with noise, dust, traffic snarls, and more. We think we can take advantage of this period to create a unique, vibrant, productive urban space. What do you think?
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Table of Contents
01 - Bike Chain Barrier 02 - Clunkers for Planters 03 - City Creating Baltimore's New Reality 04 - DOT 05 - Common Threads 06 - Red Line a Sound Solution With Raptor 07 - Synch City 08 - Modular Energy Team 09 - Baltimore Red Hot Line 10 - Baltimore (inter)Face 11 - The Poles Forest 12 - Red Seeds 13 - Common Windows To An Open City
14 - Seeding The New City 15 - This Way Up 16 - Red Line Modular Barrier Concept 17 - The Habitable Wall 18 - Inclusive Infrastructure: Imagined Artifacts From Future History 19 - Social Interactions Urban Interventions 20 - BAG IT 21 - Kit of Parts 22 - Participatory Rail 23 - Connecting the Dots 24 - Connecting Lines, Parallel Lives 25 - Public Canvas 26 - 20 Stations, 20 Questions 27 - Divide and Conquer 28 - Baltimore Calling 29 - The Redline Construction Cookbook and Song 30 - Open Bridges 31 - We Are All Crabs 32 - Communal Impact Index
02-Clunkers for Planters Paul Walker Clarke Assistant Professor School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) Morgan State Univeristy
As part of its system of values, the firm regularly employs students and young people and integrates them into a variety of the firm's activities, in order to help develop the next generation of planners. Our well known Israeli firm is considered young, avant-garde and has proven that renewal is indeed the dynamic required in today's reality...
03-City Creating Baltimore's New Reality D.M.R. Urban and Regional Planning and Development, Ltd.
04- DOT Fugere Architects Claude Fugere Jonathan Aubin Carolyne Le Gallais Caroline Chauvel Founded in 2001, the firm Fugere Architects offers professional services in architecture that meets the needs of public institutions and private companies. It consists of a dynamic team of architects, architectural technicians and designers. We have achieved over the years various preparatory studies and new constructions, interior design, restoration and expansion, for projects such as offices, heritage buildings, institutional buildings, commercial buildings, apartment buildings, industrial buildings, daycares, recording studios, hotels and residences. In addition. The office was among the fifteen finalists for the international competition to expand the Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, as a team with world-renowned Danish firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Fugere Architects also developed original projects such as the 900 Champlain, a project that stands out for its integration into the cliff of Cape Diamond, or a proposal for the integration of the new Quebec sports amphitheatre. An original location that rethinks the way we get around the city and improve the river access.
01- Drew Suljak Drew Suljak Justin Duvall Drew Suljak went to University of Maryland's School of Architecture, receiving his Bachelor's degree in 2004, and went on to get his Master's in Architecture from the University of Oregon's Portland School, graduating in 2010. He works for Hord Choplan Macht in Baltimore in their Education Studio. Justin Duvall graduated from Maryland's Institute College of Art in 2004 with a BFA in Illustration and a concentration in Animation. He is currently employed at Radio One, Inc. in Baltimore with 7+ years of experience in the digital medium-- from logo and apparel design to creating animations for web and video. Construction is loud. Having tall plants may not make it quiet but it will certainly soften the cacophony of a construction site. By encircling the site the bamboo or other tall growth, we'll not only be growing a rapidly renewable resource, we'll also be minimizing the noise caused by workers and equipment. Work sites can be eyesores. Surrounding the site with some foliage will make the site's appearance more pleasant as well as confine most of the mess to the interior, creating a better experience for local residents, shops, and visitors. Two pieces: a concrete planter and an aluminum pivot sphere, with an intermittent lamppost, creates a bikechain-like construction fence that is easy to move, attractive, reusable, and made of recyclable materials. The lampposts will be made permanent fixtures as the construction moves through the city. Jersey walls seriously suck, for a number of reasons. If the construction site can be continuously enclosed without impeding progress or compromising safety, it would be ideal. The bikechain creates safety and an easy to more perimeter. With today's technology it's easy to get people connected. Problem is what are they connected to? In addition to having Facebook and Twitter accounts for the Redline, lets provide touch screen kiosks as part if the installation and stations. This way we can provide an info center for Redline related news, schedules, and local events. This is ultimately for a train, right? I mean sure the Redline, in time, will be zipping us through the city and lowering our collective carbon footprint, but what about until then? By giving bikers a safe place to lock up, and pedestrians a monitored pathway we insure a use of the streets along the proposed line before a single train yells "choo choo" keeping the streetscape active and business booming. This is Baltimore and we all love this place, but we know that bad things do sometimes happen. We also know that bad guys hate getting caught. By installing security cameras inside the globes of lampposts we can cut down on unmonitored space, creating safety for train riders, pedestrians, and bikers (as well as parked bikes.) It we're going to dig up the roads, lets put in an information superhighway first. People love fast, free internet and will go anywhere to get it, even if it's near a construction site. High speed internet will attract those that would be otherwise deterred by an annoying construction zone, invigorating local business and neighborhoods disrupted by the Redline's installation. Construction of this scale is going to take a while. Let's show our progress and also highlight its proposed path as we build it. Instead of just switching on the trains one day, lets allow the community to embrace its presence and utility by showing where it'll go with lamppost markers. By creating an iconic fixture in the city, users can recognize the line before the trains even run.
Dr. Ronit Davidovitch-Marton Architect Shlomit Dekel Ruth Mizrahi Michal Friedman Dr. Ronit Davidovitch-Marton has aM.A. and Ph.D. from the Faculty of Architecture at Haifa's Technion Institute. Ronit has served as planning coordinator and director of the planning division of Israel's largest national, social and physical project--Project Renewal (1982-1995). Since that time she has run her own planning firm, specializing in social-economic-physical planning that highlights community participation, providing visibility for the planning outcome and work with contemporary technologies, marketing and media institutions. Recently, she has partnered with Israeli cable channels which broadcast a variety of television channels and enable the development of contemporary models of public information, participation and provide visibility for urban growth. Ananey Communications, Israel's largest communications company, active in other countries around the world, cooperates with D.M.R. to produce a unique platform that connects planning and the media. Dr. Ronit Davidovitch-Marton has become one of the leaders in the revitalization of city centers, renewal processes, sustainable development and urban programs that jump-start change. This is in addition to connecting and creating interfaces between physical, educational, cultural, economic and tourist planning as well as media, communications and marketing. Ronit, a popular lecturer with Israel's municipalities and government ministries, at academic conferences and centers of knowledge, emphasizes the importance of the local ongoing story, planning that encourages self organization, integration of technologies in the urban planning process and the creation of urban quality that reflects the area's unique qualities--its own unique DNA. Architect Shlomit Dekel D.M.R. Urban and Regional Planning and Development Ltd. Is a planning firm owned by Dr. Ronit Davidovitch-Marton, who received her doctorate from the Technion' Faculty of Architecture and City Planning The firm operates since 1995 and works with a variety of local authorities and government ministries, primarily in Israel. The firm specializes in strategic planning, master plans and outline plans, programs for public spaces, work with education, culture, leisure and tourism systems, while creating synergy between physical, social, economic, marketing and technological aspects. In recent years, the firm has become a leading agent in the development of sustainable development methodologies. This is an opportunity for creating contemporary urban quality, not only to reduce emissions and to protect the climate, but also as an up-to-date planning and development concept. The firm is known for its innovative planning methodology, which is original and a catalyst for change. It specializes in localities, neighborhoods and regions defined as the social and geographic periphery, in cooperative efforts between the public, business and third sector. The firm is engaged in the integration of applied planning and methodological aspects and is active in cooperative efforts with academia, NGOs, cultural and artistic, marketing and technological institutions. These reflect the philosophy that is the basis of the firm's activity and ethical outlook that highlights the importance of the location's growth, taking into account its characteristics, public participation in the design of its surroundings, belief in the renewal of the urban space from a position of empowerment, respect for the location's heritage, community and the ongoing local story... In recent years, these unique partnerships have led to the creative of innovative projects, which have become models that have earned the respect of the professional and public communities.
05- Common Threads Martina Dobrosielski Ko Kuwabara Bill McConlogue Noel Rupprecht Martina Dobrosielski, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C: Co-founder and chapter coordinator for the Baltimore Chapter of Architecture for Humanity. Works as an architectural designer for Marks, Thomas Architects in Baltimore City on affordable housing and sustainable design. Ko Kuwabara, Associate AIA, LEEP AP: Co-founder and chapter coordinator for the Baltimore Chapter of Architecture for Humanity. Works as an architectural designer for Hord Coplan Macht. Graduate of University of Virginia's School of Architecture. Bill McConlogue: Baltimore native and resident, member Architecture for Humanity Baltimore, work as a draftsman for Upper Marlboro based architectural acoustics company RPG Diffusor Systems Inc. Noel Rupprecht, Associate AIA: Member of the Baltimore Chapter of Architecture for Humanity & Lecture Series Committee for Baltimore AIA, Works as an architectural intern for GWWO Architects in Baltimore City. Contributors: Theresa Bruton, Ben Giliardi, and Sarah Bowley
06-Red Line a Sound Solution with Raptor Susan Clemens Susan works at John Hopkins Hospital in the clinical microbiology lab. I became interested in the Open City idea through my daughter Emily. I attended the Baltimore: Open City exhabition be the students at MICA and believe that what makes a city work is when people realize new aspects of their city by exploring areas they hadn't known before. Energy is produced by music art, parks, museums, water, food, schools, churches, libraties, and observing people having a good time together. I consulted my contractor Joe Applegate concerning power tools and jackhammers.
34 07- Synch City Matt Dewolfe Jacob Wittenberg Corey A. Sattler Anne Stahl The Architect Matt Dewolfe is n architect, artist, & bicyclist who lives in Baltimore and knows first-hand the conflicting joy & danger of riding two wheels in a world of four wheelers. He sees this project as a joyful opportunity to collaborate with fellow Good Samaritans of the world. Matt has contributed to all areas regarding the forumulation and production of Synch City. The Builder Jacob Wittenberg is a builder, entrepreneur, & athlete whose deep love of Baltimore and desire to collaborate with motivated people led him to this competition. He cannot wait to see the many great neighborhoods of Baltimore grow out of the Red Line's success. This deep love for Baltimore stems from spending four yeas as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University. Jake has coordinated and collaborated in the Synch City submission. The Workhorse Corey A. Sattler is a designer, painter, & adventurer who just moved back to Monroeville, PA after living in Egypt for the past two years. While he loves this United States to death after living in a third world country, his biggest qualm is that he cannot travel from the suburbs into Pittsburgh on a dedicated bike path. Corey strongly believes investing in regional access like this would make any city more attractive to live, work, or shop in. He sees the convenience, safety, and eco-friendliness as a gist that his generation can give in the spirit of a healthier, sustainable future. Corey has contributed mainly to crafting the final design of Synch City's poster board. The Artist Anne Stahl is an interior designer, photographer, & enthusiast regarding all aspects of design. She considers herself an opportunist when it comes to exploring a new city, most recently Baltimore has swept her away with its sense of community and character. Anne believes promoting alternate transportation will greatly benefit Baltimore's community by driving momentum towards tapping into all the available resources Baltimore has to offer. Anne developed the unique 3D rendering of Synch City found in the poster's top left-hand corner. � Howcanpeopleandvehiclesbesafelyandefficientlyreroutedaround construction? � Howcanconstructionstaginginareasbetransformedtoopportunities? � Opportunitiestoupgradestreetfeaturessuchasstorms,drains,signs,and lights. How can they be better designed and less disruptive to all modes of transportation such as pedestrian and or bicycle, as well as vehicular? Bike commuting in increasing nationally for trips by in-town residents as an alternative to rising automotive expenses. Baltimore City published its "Bicycle Master Plan" in 2006 and intelligently recognized the benefits of having a local bike culture. Further studies have shown that cyclists are more likely to take public transportation for long haul trips across town than use their bicycles. Of the various modes of transportation, bikes and trains hae the least amount of conflist when properly separated and moving in the same direction. A local example of recent success is DC's Capital Bike Share program which demonstrates a clear demand for both mile and feeder transportation between bicycles and rail stations. Just as the RedLine will connect north-south mass transit modes (bus, light rail, subway) through an east-west bridge Synch City can create a similar advantage by connecting existing bike routes. Our team proposed the installation of permanent bikelanes to accompany RedLine construction, eventually becoming a dynamic addition to Baltimore City living. Including local-use bike storage lockers would help encourage existing business patronage during the disruption period. This new approach can be implemented through the downtown area and wherever else possible, especially where significant excavation or traffic impacts can be predicted. Making productive use of the road closures by still allowing connectivity will spark a dialog of co-existence between different forms of transportation. Safely delineating the bike lane will require additional construction materials such as jersey barriers, signage, and heavily durable plastic bike lockers. Proposed bike lockers would be made of out recycled practices, while Jersey barriers could be painted or decorated by local artists to celebrate Maryland's unique art & culture. For access to construction delivery points, the lockers are made for easy adjustment in placement. Their lightweight design makes bikelanes easy to shift along with construction staging. Supplemental support for Synch City could include developing mobile phone applications to provide live updates regarding RedLine construction, discounts to storefronts near bike lanes to encourage spending, and historic information about the areas one is riding though, Community days could also be planned around other major city events to encourage use of the new bike path. As Synch City would become part of the finished RedLine, bike lockers could then be relocated and used for daily rental according to field studies collected during the pilot construction phase. Baltimore City has a unique opportunity to successfully integrate multiple modes of transportation during both the disruption cycle of construction and final execution of the RedLine Program. Nowhere in the MTA's recently published material is intermodal connectivity with bicycles discussed. A dedicated bike-rail lane would be a daring ad effective proposition for the future of Baltimore inner-city travel. context formed by program, site, culture, client needs, and environment. While reconciling these variables, he strives to redefine boundaries beyond preconceptions, seeking innovative solutions that are at once holistic, integrated, elegant, simple, efficient, and that hold enduring significance to the occupying community. Davin received his Masters of Architecture at Harvard University and Bachelor of Architecture at Rice University. David Dymond David has been with RTKL Associates in Baltimore, Maryland for seven years and holds a Mater's degree in Architecture from Texas Tech University. He is licensed in the state of Texas and is a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional as well as a CCSI Construction Documents Technologist. David is one of the designers of the Gateway building at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and he is active in the local design community. David is a strong believer in the improvement of social and environmental issues through good design. Brian Frels Brian joined RTKL six years ago upon graduating from Texas Tech University where he completed a dual MBA/March program. Since then, he's been an active proponent of BIM and more recently Knowledge Management strategies within the firm. As a member of RTKL's Technology Leadership Council Brian championed the use of Enterprise 2.0 and is currently facilitating the implementation of internal social media tools. Locally, Brian is a member of the AIA Technology in Practice Committee and enjoys working with local artists through RTKL's Art in the Office Program. Gonzalo Rodriguez Gonzalo has been an audiovisual consultant with RTKL Associates for 5 years and holds a Master's degree in Acoustics from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. He specializes in client needs assessment and working with clients to successfully deploy forward-thinking technology. He has designed audiovisual systems for a wide spectrum of facilities including corporate, education, hospitality, healthcare, federal government, houses of worship, and sports and performing arts venues. He is an active member on InfoComm International where he serves on the certification committee. More so than any physical barrier, awareness is the key to mitigate the negative perceptions of construction occurring along the Red Line route. A simple iconic form combined with social-media technology can provide the information and communication in a fun and easily tangible manner that will keep the community positive during the temporary inconvenience that are necessary to build a better city. Awareness of the coming Red Line will begin before construction through the full-scale mapping of the line as a form of public art. A physical red line of highly reflective traffic paint will be installed on streets and sidewalks mapping out the path and presence of the future Red Line as a way-finding tool. The informational booth is to be located either adjacent to construction zones amongst conventional construction fences, trailers, and jersey walls or as a stand-alone destination on the red line route. The iconic form is reminiscent of a train car with Baltimore kitsch flare to be easily identifiable and understood within the community. The wheel and hinged front panel make for ease f storage and mobility as the booths are relocated along th red line, and the panel locks in the "up" position to create a canopy for the users. While the mobile kiosk is made of steel, an inherently recycled and recyclable material, its basis of sustainable design lies in its durability, flexibility, adaptability, and reusability. The back panel folds down forming a transaction table transforming the booth into a market stand to be used for events during Red Line construction and afterwards for local festivals such as Artscape and urban farmer's markets. The hotline and touch-screen displays (located in select booths based on construction and community activity) are the heart of the Red (Hot) Line. The interactive terminals will provide easily accessible information on construction status time lines, Red Line facts, ecological and transit statistics, alternative routes during construction , local attractions and businesses, and a trip planning function. In addition, the graphic displays will afford business owners free advertisement space in compensation for blocked signage and disturbed street frontage during construction. Providing their logo or advertisement to the booth display also shows their patrons they support the city's progress. The touch screen interface offers a "fun factor" which engages the community while also deterring vandalism. Competitive user statistics can be stored and displayed such as "who has the highest score in reducing their carbon footprint?", or "who will save the most money on gas by using public transit?" Many functions of the display will also be available via the Red Line website which can be accessed from mobile devices using free Wi-Fi along the Red Line route. The direct hotline will provide open communication for citizens either directly or indirectly affected by or invested in the Red Line. The simple gesture of letting the public know "we're available and we're listening" is the key to a positive transition period during the Red Line's enhancement to the city of Baltimore.
08- Modular Energy Team Ana Espinosa Patrica Silva Stephanie Cheng Alissa North Ana Espinosa Is a mater of landscape architecture student at the University of Toronto with an undergraduate background in Industrial Design. Patrica Silva is a master of architecture student at the University of Toronto with a professional degree in architecture from Bolivia. Stephanie Cheng is a master of landscape architecture student at the University of Toronto with an undergraduate in architecture and fine art history. This project aims to create an interactive, flexible, and self-sustaining space for users that either travel to or pass through the Red Line during and after the construction phases. It utilizes pedestrian footsteps and sound waves emitted from construction sites to generate energy to produce interactive and informative spaces. The concept targets busy public spaces near the Red Line terminals where high levels of noise and human movement is present. Both human and sound pressure is detected through Piezolectric sensors, stopped in a battery, and then re-emitted to power pedestrian foot "pads" lighting fixtures and LED signage. The lighting effect is meant to inform users about the Red Line through pedestrian-energized signage and draw attention to its construction by providing for hosted events and art installations. Horizontally lit surfaces are specifically powered by pedestrian movement while vertically lit surfaces are both powered by the construction noise and built to provide sound and wind-break. The hexagon is a form that repeats itself in nature. Having equal sides makes the shape work as a modular form that allows for repetition and variation creating temporal and flexible spaces, that can implemented in different form aims to provide areas for rest or congregation, connective routes and shelter. They are further separated into different configurations that will be used near specific Red Line terminals, according to the surrounding human traffic intensity of pedestrian traffic, which could potentially generate energy for larger uses in street or highway lighting. Furthermore, this form of enerfy storage and conversion can be applied to larger infrastructures such as roads and railways. The Red Line would be an ideal location for this opportunity
09- Baltimore Red Hot Line Davin Hong David Dymond Brian Frels Gonzalo Rodriguez Davin Hong Davin recently joined the Baltimore office of RTKL as a design lead with a diverse portfolio of significant and award winning work. Davin believes successful design is borne out of a careful investigation of context--specifically
35 10- Baltimore (Inter)Face Neha Chatterjee Carolyn Sponza Maria Vitale Neha Chatterjee is a qualified architect from Mumbai with nearly six years of experience completing architectural and urban design projects both in India and the UK. After assisting on urban design and master planning competitions in the UK, she led a small team on the design and execution of an urban regeneration project in London. She is currently pursing a M.Sc. In the City Design and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition, Neha is working as a urban design consultant with a London-based consultancy on master planning projects in Lebanon and Turkey. Carolyn Sponza, RA, LEED, AP, is an architect licensed in the District of Columbia. With almost fifteen years of experience of project management experience, she has led design and planning projects for a variety of private and public clients, both domestically and abroad. In addition, Carolyn is a frequent contributor for online and print design publications and is a founding board member of Haiti Housing Collaborative. She is currently pursing a M.Sc. in the City Design and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Maria Vitale is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where she studied Business Administration and Italia. During and after her undergraduate studies, she worked at a non-profit arts management consultancy in New York City. She is currently studying for a M.Sc. in City Design and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition, Maria is working on a team to implement, `Films on Fridges,' a pop-up open-air movie theatre near the London 2012 Olympics site. What: [inter]FACE is a social system grafted onto a transportation system, literally lending the Red Line a personal FACE during construction. It is made up of: [inter]CHANGE central hub [inter]PLAY interactive construction hoardings made from shipping materials [inter]MIX city ambassadors on bikes Who: The City of Baltimore, Baltimore City Department of Transportation, Maryland Transit Administration, Station Area Advisory Committee D center Baltimore, Baltimore residents and school children living, working, and studying within .5 miles of the Red Line, other Baltimore residents and businesses, and visitors. When: The [inter]CHANGE will be I place by beginning of construction for the Red Line and will remain open for the duration of the project, with the possibility of it becoming a permanent site. [inter]PLAY will constantly be set up along the Red Line during construction and [inter]MIX ambassadors will be deploying depending on the construction schedule and community needs. Where: The [inter[CHANGE will be located near the West Baltimore MARC station. This sire was chosen because of its central location on the Red Line, the multiple transportation connections, high population density, relative deprivation of the surrounding neighborhoods, and the potential for urban and transportation-led regeneration. [inter]PLAY locations will be at key points along the Red Line. [inter]MIX ambassadors will be dispatched to various sites. Why: To connect different neighborhoods, enable social and transport mobility, address information dispersal, facilitate conversation between the City, MTA, and residents, educate school children about process of planning a city, and help residents adapt to construction and see its benefits. The three components are designed to provide a feedback loop, allowing for simultaneous information dispersal and collection. [inter]CHANGE [inter]CHANGE will be a central site where the City of Baltimore can interface with residents and visitors about how the city is evolving and will provide real-time information about the Red Line construction. Other complementary facilities for the [inter]CHANGE would be a constantly updated scaled model of Baltimore, and open-air movie screen, and flexible space that could be used for an array of activities including planning meetings and exhibits on Baltimore history. The [inter]CHANGE will also be a central storage and deployment point for the [inter]PLAY and [inter]MIX components of the project. [inter]PLAY [inter]PLAY are sets of modular construction hoardings that will provide flexible space which could be used at all hours of the day for anything from watching archaeological digs to late-night dance parties or movie screenings. The structures will also display signs with real time information about how construction might disrupt their routines. [inter[PLAY hoarding will become the points where communities interact with the Red Line and understand its construction effects. [inter]MIX [inter]MIX is made up of ambassadors from the City, transport authorities, and other relevant organizations, who are dispatched to [inter]PLAY and other sites via bike with mobile carts in order to engage directly with communities. These interactions can be casual, planned as part of special events, or requested by schools to provide educational experiences. Mobile carts will help transport informational and educational materials as well as tools for conversation starting, such as complimentary coffee and tea. They will also help maintain the hoardings by setting them up for special events. studies I did short internship at Beyer Blinder Belle LLP, NY, and later moved to DC to work with Zimmer Gunsul Frasca LLP. " in addition to each individual, self-interest has the collective interest in the well-being of the community" �Jean Jacques Rousseau Having the pre-established, existing infrastructure and a human capital of 640 thousand people within an area of 80 square miles, of mixed ethnic group, Baltimore has a great potential to be an OPEN CITY. How does Baltimore become OPENCITY ? REDLINE as much as it is HOPE, AN OPPORTUNITY and A CATALYST is a much debated and discussed project. AS a potential corridor it acts as the spine and growth stem for Baltimore to become an OPEN CITY. Sustainable Development (SD) is a self-sustained and self-initiated development process based on needs and resources of the community, minimizing dependency on external sources. Restoration of communal identity is much a part of Sustainable Design. It should enhance peoples' participation in every stage of its development. The very process of `development' must be initiated by the `people' themselves. According to Aristotle for a success of community, we need "Community of Citizens" $ + IDENTITY + COMMUNITY + LEARNING + HISTORY Policy Proposal SEED CAPITAL + HUMAN CAPITAL 1. In line with the project goal our proposition suggests the community people participate in the decision making and construction project. 2. They should be given incentive to be prioritized in getting an job in postconstruction RED Line situation. That becomes a part of job campaign. It is also similar to implementation of an apprenticeship program for local residents and school graduates. Neighborhood workers gain job, living with good benefits and wages increasing the tax base which in turn reduces the government spending on social services, work force diversifies and becomes local and more efficient. 3. Create employment opportunities. 4. Promote community involvement and create creative citizens, TAX INCENTIVE to local investors and workers 5. Culture of personal responsibility and improvement 6. Mentorship, Transfer technical skills and knowledge> To Skilled + Semi-skilled + Unskilled Job training (how to execute contracts) Formal (How to develop a business) GROWH SEGMENTS AND PHASING- ROUTE 44 MIN. Experience in 3.2 min Segments Seeds of growth ART creates IDENTITY History+Education Culture Noise Barrier Commercials/Media Art generating CITY WALK The PODs identifies all forms of Art over the city FLEXIBLE LOCATION! AFTER Construction, reused for whole City Design Strategy/Proposal/Guidelines RED goes GREEN 1. Community involved in Construction 2. Use, of renewable energy, recycle material of construction and art 3. Landscape>Community Garden as connector and facilitator 4. PODS> Mobile Art> Moves as sites of construction change, each community design in the Pod, differently, creating their own style construction as it develops is phases should be changing. Each segment as it gets complete can be moved to next segment a. Static art b. Kinetic art Static art can be on the ground or vertically placed. They start with construction and remain to be there. CELEBRATING ALREADY EXISTING GRAFFITI ART!! 5. Construction barricade that showcases History, Art and Architecture, Green Technology, provides a glimpse of the future of the city, local artist's work , promote local At schools and upcoming exhibitions 6. Promote historic neighborhoods of the city and provide information and routes for the walking tours; thereby promote tourism MEDIA AND ADVERTISING and FILM/MOTION PICUTRE AS ART: For example- fells point neighborhood revenues generated from advertising by popular restaurants and hotels can be used to further enhance the natural beauty of the historic neighborhood by picturesque landscape and pedestrian friendly amenities like street furniture (benches, light posts, performance platforms for events etc) These will change with time Create architectural backdrops by sizing and scaling the barricades in areas
11- The Poles Forest AJA (AHN+JEON Architecture) Koonseo Ahn Piljoon Jeon AJA is an architecture firm working based on Seoul and Beijing. Mr. Ahn has earned MArch from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Mr. Jeon has earned his degree from Bartlett School of Architecture, University of London. AJA is interested in architecture that gives new perceptions to enjoy. The Poles Forest 1. The Poles & Movable Panels
The Poles are translation of trees. The Poles are 7' 4'' height and have its own a movable panel and surrounding panels. The Poles stand at intervals of 3'. The Poles have two functions. One is environmental function that decreases noises and vibration from the Red Line. The Other is using as street furniture with movable panels. The Poles can be put in or pull out from its point to create various space on the Pole Forest. People can set up chairs, table, and sun shades with the Poles and movable panels according to their needs. Furthermore, when the Poles are pulled out, it can works as a ground fountain for children's fun A movable panel is 1' X 1' size. It can be moved to three different heights, a chair level, a table level and a sun shade level. Also it can be connected with surroundings. The Poles and movable panels are installed by donations of individuals or companies. It means each pole has its own name with donators. 2. The Fence
The fence is installed when construction of the Red Line starts. The fence is transparent poly carbonate panels during construction period. After construction, the fence will be fabricated with poly urethane on poly carbonate panels to reduce noise from a train. The patterns of fabricated poly urethane come from the plan of the poles and trees. The name of donators is inscribed on the fence. 3. The Poles Forest
The Poles Forest has it own color theme according to saturation degree of red as shown in the key map. Parts of the green buffer along the Red Line are replaced with the Poles Forest to encourage community. People walk through the Poles. Children play on the Poles Forest. They take a rest and play on the Poles Forest. Moreover, on the Pole Forest, community events can occur such as performances and exhibitions. The green buffers are planned along to the Red Line. Part of the green buffers between two stations are replaced with the Poles Forest. The Poles Forest's colors gradate from Red 01 to Red 09 as tagged on the key map.
12- Red Seeds Nubras Samayeen Project "Red Seeds" Open City Baltimore I, Nubras Samayeen, am junior faculty at Howard University, Washington D.C. I completed my professional degree in Bachelors of Architecture from Bangladesh. I finished my graduate degrees in Architecture (M. Arch) and Urban Design (MUD) from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Upon completion of my
36 featuring historic monuments Shipping Containers>Baltimore Harbor PODS open-ended in design 8'X8', 10'X10' EACH Community Builds their IDENTITY CELEBRATION!! Celebrating BALTIMORE ART! GRAFFITI!! Pods go into the intertices of THE CITY! NEW BUSINESS!! A new DESTINATION FOR visitors! PERMANENT + TEMPORARY SYSTEM!! RRCYCLED CONTAINER SCAFFOLDING> FRAMING COMMUNITY ART> MOVABLE> FOLLOWING THE PHASING OF CONSTRUCTION COMMUNITY ART NEW SYSTEM of ART OVER CITY NOT ONLY THE TRANSIT but later moves into the city to create system of modules. Frame and reading BALTIMORE underground art! ATTRACTION TOURIST/ WALKABLE/ ADVERTISEMENT/MEDIA ART> each platform of REDLINE Designed by community during construction SIZE ART WITH RECYCLED MATERIAL 8'X8' or 10'X10' models, can be reused Street Furniture Green passages to neighborhood More trees as connector Community gardens as part of parkways creating ownership and identity Each segment is phasing of construction The segment COMMUNITIES takeup responsibilities in term of art. They contribute and become a part on construction creating individual identity Development corridor of most economic impact and prospective hires Segments (1 MILE radius, 2 Mile Radius) Infrastructure Green Sweep Green/Connections concentrating from the stations connecting underground art, making walking route for visitors A connected networked community Red Seeds SUSTAINABLE DESIGN-> To create employment opportunities; promote community involvement; impart technical skills to the unskilled and semi-skilled members of the community; transfer administrative, commercial and managerial skills to the community; retain, as far as possible, the fund expended on the project within the community; and develop contractors and entrepreneurs from amongst the community. (1993b). 5. All the neighborhood, community people surrounding the line should contribute in building GREEN LANDSCAPE A TREE A NAME, A TREE A LINE, A TREE A ME This distinct Identity/character will be visible from the riders as well as will be district in each of the 14 segments. Art will also reflect the ethnicity and compostion of each neighborhood distributed in segments. 6.Introducing mobile architecture build by community of various forms. 7. The artistic design element should CONNECT in MICRO and MACRO LEVELS (REGIONAL with DC) Studying the obstacles and parameters that bound this project, our project tries to work hand in hand with the community to create COMMUNITY-BASED CONSTRUCTION: A ROUTE TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION of the Redline Underlying theme � Creatinganetworkedandconnectedneighborhood � Theprocessof`Development'shouldbeself-sustaininginthelong-run; � Therolesof`outsidersmustbetime-boundandtheirscopeofassistance limited to � Thedependenceon`outside'resourcesmustbeminimized � TargetingtowardsSEEDCAPITAL+HUMANCAPITAL � MaximizingitsImpact/Profit � EconomicBenefits � CreatingIdentitybypromotingSoft/GreenLandscape � CommunityArt � UseofRenewableEnergy � ArtasConstructionMedia Clarence is going into his second year of the MLA program at the University of Toronto, with an undergraduate degree in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University. With a design emphasis on structural elements within the landscape, his interests include urbanism, community engagement, and social equity. Yi is going into her second year in the MLA program at the University of Toronto. Coming from a background in architecture, fine art history, and environmental studies, she's interested in exploring the interstitial spaces that emerge at the intersections between architecture and landscape, and how they can be woven into the larger urban fabric. applied political ethics. Steve also authors a monthly bulletin about cultural events throughout Baltimore. Christina Schoppert--Christina is an attorney with Community Law Center, where she works with community organizations throughout Baltimore on their neighborhood revitalization efforts. She is also training to be a yoga instructor. (b) Fayette Street Outreach Organization (FSOO) FSOO was established in 1994 by a group of residents who were fed up with the drug sanitation problems that plagued their southwest Baltimore neighborhood. FSOO's boundaries stretch from Mulberry Street to the north to Monroe Street to the east, Warwick Avenue to the west and Baltimore Street to the south and all of the streets in between. FSOO's mission is to build a better, safer, and healthier community for its residents; (2) build a brighter future for its youth; and (3) work toward a better tomorrow for all. The FSOO member leading his community's engagement in the THIS WAY UP project is: Tim Bridges--Tim is a long-time advocate for his community and is VicePresident of FSOO. Tim also works in community outreach for Bon Seccours Hospital. His most recent community project involved acquiring a basketball court for area youth. ( c) Civic Works The mission of Civic Works, Baltimore's urban service corps and an AmeriCorps program, is to build a future for Baltimore's youth through community service and skills development. Since its inception, Civic Works has trained and assisted more than 2500 Baltimore area participants in performing community service projects, developing job readiness and life skills, and finding employment. Civic Works trains and helps 200 Baltimore residents each year find employment through its Health Care Careers Alliance partnership and its B'more Green environmental technician training and certification program. Civic Works members involved in the THIS WAY UP project are: John Mello--John is Green Projects Director for the Baltimore Center for Green Careers a Civic Works. He first worked with Civic Works years ago as an Americorps volunteer. He now runs the Center's training programs, all of which he has completed. Ed Miller--Ed runs Civic Works' Community Lot Team, which transforms vacant Baltimore City lots, often sites of demolished houses that are filled with trash and debris, into thriving community gardens and shared spaces. Earl Millett--Earl is Community Development Director for Civic Works. He has worked on a number of vacant lot projects, turning a number of lots into gardens that complement nearby houses undergoing weatherization. (c) Safe and Sound Campaign The Safe and Sound Campaign is Baltimore's movement to improve conditions for children, youth and families. People have come together from all over the city to make the Campaign a reality by standing up to say that conditions are unacceptable for too many of Baltimore's kids. They are taking action to turn things around--so all children have the opportunity to be their best and have realistic expectations for a bright future. Baltimore's Safe and Sound Campaign is made up of everyday people--thousands from all walks of life--who want to make sure Baltimore's kids succeed. Safe and Sound members involved in the THIS WAY UP project are: John Friedel--John is Deputy Director & Director of Compact Development for Safe and Sound. He works with Project CRAFT students who are learning construction trade skills and he believes in "green" re-use of building materials. Alli Harper--Alli is an attorney, a trained community organizer, and currently Director of Opportunity Neighborhoods at Safe and Sound. She works to empower youth in Southwest Baltimore to engage with local policies that affect them. Phase Two During Phase Two, youth will be trained to convert the construction staging area, now an empty lot, into the community use that has garnered the most positive feedback based on the proposals they displayed. This could be anything from an art installation to a memorial garden or vegetable garden to a recreational venue to a plaza with more permanent informational kiosks. Some of the signs created for Phase One will remain--namely, those showcasing community features. Some of them will be replaced to make way for signs related to the new community use (e.g., signs posting open hours or events taking place at the site). We expect Phase Two to take 3 to 5 months. Projected Costs: Labor: Donated Design Training: Donated Construction Training: Donated Leadership Training: Donated
14- Seeding The New CIty Lateral Office Mason White Paul Christian Zoe Renaud-Drouin Fionn Byrne Daichi Yamashita Mason White is Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture Landscape and Design, a partner in the award-winning firm of Lateral Office and a director of InfraNet Lab. Paul Christian is an March candidate a the University of Toronto Daniels Faculty. Zoe Renaud-Drouin is an March candidate at the University of Toronto Daniels Faculty. Fionn Byrne received his MLA from the University of Toronto Daniels Faculty in 2010. Daichi Yamashita is a BA in Architectural Studies Candidate at the University of Toronto.
15-Phase Two Team A. Baltimore Lawyers and Organizers Committee (BLOC) Brett Felter Ingrid Lofgren Nora Mahlber Stephen Ruckman Christina Schoppert Team B. Fayette Street Outreach Organization (FSOO) Tim Bridges Team C. Civic Works John Mello Ed Miller Earl Millett Team D. Safe and Sound Campaign John Friedel Alli Harper BLOC is study/reading group with the confluence of community organizing and lawyering as its theme. It connects activists throughout Baltimore who see the law as a critical tool for social change and appreciate the necessity of community participation in that social change. Members (about 45 total) have been meeting monthly since February 2010 to share their individual projects and to collaborate on both a practical and intellectual level. BLOC members leading the THIS WAY UP project are: Brett Felter--Brett is an attorney who recently completed a fellowship in disability rights law with the Baltimore firm Brown Goldstein & Levy, LLP. He serves on the Boards of the ACLU of Maryland and the Maryland Disabilities Forum. Ingrid Lofgren--Ingrid is an attorney and a social worker, concentrating on community organizing. She is currently clerking for a U.S. District Court judge and will be clerking on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals next year. Nora Mahlber--Nora is a legal assistant at the Public Justice Center. She recently spent a year working as the Legal and Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Lakota People's Law Project in South Dakota. She is in the process of applying to law school. Stephen Ruckman--Steve is an attorney with the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. In addition to his J.D., Steve holds degrees in divinity and
13- Community Windows To An Open City Clarence lacy Yi Zhou
37 Installation Equipment: Materials (Signs, etc.): Donated $5-6, 000 Study Abroad Copenhagen. Margherita Bagiacchi, architect Born in 1985 in Pietrlaugna. Obtained a degree in architecture from the University of Florence in 2010. From 2007 to 2008 she studied in the University of Architecture of Oulu in Finalnd. From 2008 works with qart progetti. Glacomo Lucci, student Born in 1982 in Gemona del Friuli, North-East of Italy, were he lived until he finished highschool. In 2001, he moved to Forence to follow an architectural curriculum in the Public University. He always did extra activities to improve and overhaul his experience with the sponsorship of the Forum Unesco, he investigated the sub Saharan Architecture; had been for five years a volunteer teaching assistant in "Architectural Design Laboratory II" and "Architectural Technology Labatory." He also participated at various national competitions. He graduated in 2010, currently he works as a freelancer, collaborating with several studies. The Habitable Wall The construction of the red line will inevitably demand that a fence separates the building site from the public realm. We propose, that given this element is a necessity; why not take full advantage of its instillation and make it more than just a wall, a Habitable Wall" The Habitable Wall, not only protects the city by segregating the construction site, but also embraces its citizens, providing functions that improve Baltimore's accessibility and openness. We have devised a simple, yet infinitely expandable construction system based on the unity of half truncated octahe Proposal: "This Way Up" Objective: To work with local youth to design and construct a multi-phase gateway installation around the west Baltimore MARC Red Lin e station that enables neighboring residents to showcase their community assets and shape the development of a future use for the station's construction site. The project's ultimate goal is to empower area youth to "build up" the community surrounding the Red Line station in both senses of the term. THIS WAY UP Phase One During Phase One youth will learn how to design, build, and then install signs at the edges of the station's construction site. These signs will be replaceable (handmade signs that can be planted and replanted) or updateable (signs with plastic display cases behind which drawings, posters, and announcements can be exhibited). Depending on what the youth want to highlight, they will: (a) Inform passersby about community features like parks, schools, and historic sites; and (b) Educate community members about different aspects of the ongoing construction process; and (c) Display proposals for future community uses of the station's construction staging area. As part of this phase, local partners have agreed to help the youth engage the community, through meetings and other forms of outreach, to learn what community strengths should be visually featured and what types of postconstruction uses should be considered . Through this collaborative process, they will learn community leadership skills. We expect Phase One to last for the duration of construction. Trained as a metalsmith, Amy Klainer is a studio artist and designer working with a wide variety of materials, formats, and processes. Her works range from traditional welded steel structures to digitally produced felt, cork, and cardboard. Urban environments are the reference and focus of her work specifically/ especially architectural sites mediated [marked] by graffiti and industrial mechanical components. Throughout her career she has played instrumental roles in the functioning of educational programs and studios.
20- Bag It Rudabeh Parkravan Studio Rudabeh Parkravan is the principal of Rudabeh Parkravan Architecture Studio, an architectural practice, and Concept Lab, a research based design collaborative that focuses on issues of urban infrastructure, density and public space. She recently presented "Instant City", a study of alternative futures of Dubai, at the "Politics of Space and Place Conference" in the UK. Rudabeh also teaches architecture design studio at the University of California, Berkley, and the University of Southern California. Her Work focuses on discovering unexpected patterns of use within urban space. She works at both a micro level, studying alternative urban organizational structures, such as shanty towns or tent cities, and at a macro level, where she looks at how politics, economies, and culture affect the organic growth of cities. She has worked as a designer on commercial, residential, and civic projects for over the years and holds a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California Berkley, and a Master's in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Jina Lee is a student of architecture at the College Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkley. She is recipient of the Bakewell-Brown prize as well as a recipient of the Class of 1924 Fellowship. She is from Korea and Saudi Arabia. Angele Biette is and artist and communications graduate of the Institute Superior de la Communication, de la Presse, et da l'Audiovisuel in Lyon France. Tara Sypriano is a student of architecture at the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkley. She is From California.
16- Red Line Modular Barrier Concept Baltimore Office of Amateur Architects Lacey Anthony Jessica Choi Amanda Leung David Orndorff Genevieve Poist Jesse Seitel
18-Inclusive Infrastrcuture Imagined Artifacts from Future Histories Brian McGrath The project is submitted by a team brough together by the Atlantis Transatlantic Program- Urbanisms of Inclusion, Barbara Sandra, Verena Lenna, Isabella Putseys, Rana Hainni, Miguel Vanleene, Evelyne Vanhoutte, Payam Tabrizian, Sven Augusteyns, Ben Drickx, and Esther Jacobs from KU Leuven, Belgium and Brian McGrath, Miodrag Mitrasinovic, Elizabeth Parker, Anamaria Vrable from The New School, New York. The team includes Masters of Urbanism and Strategic Planning faculty and students from Belgium, and Faculty and students from Parsons The New School for Design and the Graduate Program n International Affairs. Atlantis is a joint academic exchange program in Department of Education and the European Union.
21-Alpha Rho Chi Professional Architecture Fraternity Penn State Chapter John Conway Second year architecture student at Penn State University Lynne Damiels Fourth year architecture student at Penn State University Christopher Guterrez Second year architecture student at Penn State University Dave Milliken Fourth year architecture student at Penn State University
17- The Habitable Wall Dontella Caruso Matteo Fioravanti Torsten Kirkegaard Sherwood Margherita Bagiacchi Glacomo Lucci Dontella Caruso, architect Obtained a degree in architecture from the University of Florence in 2990, has conducted research at the "Fondazione Michelucci: in Fiesole. In 1988 she worked in San Francisco with the studio SMWM, and in 1989 in Barcelona, with the studio Zarzurca. In 1991, she won a scholarship to attend the international seminar "Napoli architettura e citta." In 1993 she participated in the city of Leiden in The Netherlands, for an international seminar of landscape architecture. In 1998 she began to teach at the Institute of Italian Studies program of interior design, and as of 2007 she is the supervisor of the department of interior design for the international school of design `Lorenzo de Medici.' At the same school, she teaches courses in `Interior Design.' `Exhibiting Design,' and `Design for living spaces.' Matteo Fioravanti, architect Has been a member of the AVG since 1989, an association that promotes initatives related to accessibility. He graduates with a degree in architecture from the University of Florence in 2001. He later joined the firm qart progetti in 2002. He is an adjunct professor for a level 3 course of architectural design at the University of Florence. He is also s technical drawing teacher at the Centro di Formazione Professioanle in Florence. In 2006, he organized events "Spaziable" for the Muncipacilty of Bagno in Ripoli. A meeting regarding the discussion of the quality of human life in accessible spaces. He also worked on `Elba Shock' for the city of Portoferrio, Praozzuro, Capoliverli: a meeting for the enhancement of space in which humans and their relationships are manifested in the maxium accessibility. Torsten Kirkegaard Sherwood, student Born in 1985 in Kent, England. Torsten is an intern at QART Progetti whilst finishing his second year study architecture at the University of Bath. Previously, he studied at Scoula Lorenzo de Medici Florence and the Danish Institute for
19- Social Interactions Urban Interventions Jan Baum John Shea Amy Klainer Jan Baum Jan Baum is an educator, artist, and designer focusing on interdisciplinary design thinking and the design process in relation to social design. She is most nterested in objects that think, create dialogue, and give smething meaningful to society. She is the program director for the Interdiscplinary Object Design program in the Department of Art+ Design at Towson University, where she teaches Design and Social Entrepreneurship among ither courses and is responsible for the creation of the new Digital Fabrication Lab. An urbanist at heart she loves great public transportation and has used some of he best worldwide in addition to living in Porttland, Oregon and Philadelphia prior to moving to Baltimore. John Shea A recent re-transplant to Baltimore, John Shea is back in the place he loves to call home. As a multimedia visual artist John creates artwork that is grounded in a crafts tradition ad focuses on building an artistic experience. This artwork serves the purpose of inciting interaction with viewers, and causes the questioning of the relationship between creator and consumer. Before returning to Baltimore John spent the last three years working on his MFA in ceramics from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. John works as the 3D Studio Technician for the Art + Desgin Department at Towson University and continues to develop and pursue a life and career as a art and experience builder. Amy Klainer
22- Participatory Rail Meredith Wildt is a Maryland artist, eternal optimist, and professional soul picker-upper. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Clay Rodery received his BFA in Painting & Drawing from the School of Art Institute of Chicago, and his MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. In 2011 he received a silver medal in the Book & Editorial division of the Society of Illustrators 53rd Annual, and most recently he was a guest lecturer at the University of Delaware. Clay currently lives and works in New York City. Eric Steiner is a green entrepeneur with a Master's in Development Economics from John Hopskins SAIS. He is an owner and participant in recycling businesses including ReWall and Earthbrew. Candy Chang is a public installation artist, designer, and urban planner. Donald D is the DC Drummer. Frank Warren founded postsecrets.com
38 23- Connecting The Dots Tad Franklin Tristan Thom Candidates, Master of Architecture, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto. Tad has a degree in Environmental Science form Queen's University and a college diploma in Sustainable Building Design and Construction from Sir Sandford Fleming College. His interest lies in the relationship between urban infrastructure and performance landscapes. Tristan graduated with a degree in Art History and Comparative Literature from the University of British Columbia. His interests lie at the intersection of material culture, media and architecture. Recent work includes a Mobile Media Lab for Regent Park Focus, a youth media organization working in priority neighborhoods in Toronto. www.michael-jack.com Michael Jack is a graduate of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and London Metropolitan University. He has worked for architecture firms in Newcastle, New York and London. He runs his own practice that concentrates on architecture, research and design projects. Gregory serves as Director of Interior Architecture and Assistant Professor in the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture of the University of Houston. He previously taught at Pratt Institute and the City University of New York. Additionally, he is director of d3, a New York-based organization supporting art, architecture, and design innovation. The organization has gained considerable worldwide recognition for its annual Natural Systems and Housing Tomorrow architectural design competitions.
27- Tobias Sullivan Tobias M. Sullivan Architect Tobias is principal of Tobias M. Sullivan Architect in Annapolis, Maryland. He has an undergraduate degree in Historic Preservation from University of Mary Washington and a M,Arch from Miami University. He and his wife Nicole Rauzi (also an architect) have lived in Annapolis since 2002. www.msarch.com 1. Observation Platform & Exhibits Built from steel sea crates, observation deck gives pedestrians & school groups a safe and interesting vantage point for viewing construction. Inside can house exhibits and archaeological artifacts from construction and provide safe overhead passage. Can be moved as construction progresses. 2. Divide and Conquer Divide project into small (1/2 mile) sections and strive for 100% completion before moving on limits disruptions to traffic and daily life and demonstrates progress to the community. 3. Eat Local At familiar part of construction sites, food trucks are a fast growing segment within the dining industry. Create incentives for local eateries and participate and designate areas for multiple vendors. Program could be extended past the construction process to create culinary destinations. Stations could host farmer's markets or other events on weekends. 4. Infrastructure Upgrades Planted medians separate cyclists and pedestrians from traffic. Smart choices in plant materials could pre-filter storm water runoff. Create designated bike lanes. 5. Solar Power Photovoltaic panels could become part of the functional aesthetic of stations and power transmission lines. Solar arrays along the right way corridor could provide significant power to the system. 6. Recharge Provide parking and recharging stations to alternative energy vehicles. 7. Complete the Cycle Provide safe and secure bicycle parking. Cycle sharing programs could allow commuters to complete their journey on two wheels.
29-The Redline Construction Song & Cookbook C. Ryan Patterson Cy Ryan Patterson is an artist and designer who lives and works in Baltimore, MD. Ryan graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006 with a degree in General Sculpture Studies. Following his undergraduate studies, Ryan participated in an Americorps Year of Service through the Community Art Corps. Form 2006-2010 Ryan served as Community Arts Coordinator for the Parks & People foundation, a non-profit organization focused on providing access to high quality parks and recreational opportunities for the citizens of Baltimore. Throughout his time at Parks & People, Ryan co-directed the Art on the Gwynns Falls Trail outdoor sculpture exhibition, the Urban Forest installation at the Flowermart in Mt. Vernon, designed asphalt removal plans with elementary schools in Baltimore and helped to develop an arts integrated environmental education program. In 2010 Ryan left his position to be a full time father and artist. Recent collaborative and solo projects included Evergreen Commons, an installation featured in Sculpture at Evergreen 6 and won Best Site Specific Sculpture 2010 from Baltimore City Paper, Sustainable Sandy Spring a permanent exhibition at the Sandy Spring Museum, CampCamp, an outdoor sculpture exhibition and lounge featured in the 2011 Transmodern Festival, and graphic design projects for the 901 Arts Center and Baltimore Families Exploring Nature. Jann Rosen-Querlt Jann Rosen-Queralt is an artist who creates environments that encourage participation and respect for the natural world. Her work as an artist is grounded in the exchange of idea, becoming a catalyst for discovery, while giving the public a sense of ownership, a key part of their success. She has created award-winning environments that integrate the diverse fabric of urban areas, revealing the character of each local by upholding environmental sensitivity, the poetry of voice, and expanding our capacity to remember and learn. By nurturing social disclosure, creating platforms for exchange, and reinforcing common values, Rosen-Queralt has received recognition for her contributions. Her appointment in 2007 as a municipal officer to Baltimore's Public Art Commission by Mayors Sheila Dixon and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her board membership since 2008 to Art on Purpose, a community arts organization, continues her commitment to integrating art and life in the public realm. Additionally, she is a faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art in both the Master of Fine Arts In Community Arts program and the interdisciplinary sculpture undergraduate department. Her engagement with students often extends beyond the campus when classes include collaborations with communities, museums and other venues. This methodology has resulted in rich projects that increase students' professional development and artistic skills.
24- Connecting Lines Parrallel Lives Samuel Collins Dept. of society, Anthropology and Criminal Justice Towson University Jan Baum is an educator, artist, and designer focusing on interdisciplinary design thinking and design process in relation to design and social entrepreneurship. She is most interested in objects that think, create a dialogue, and gives something meaningful to society. She is the program director for the interdisciplinary Object Design program at Towson University where she teaches Design and Social Entrepreneurship among many other courses and is responsible for the creation of the new Digital Fabrication Lab. Samuel Collins is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice at Towson University. He researches information society and information and community technologies in the United States and South Korea, and in particular the formation of multi-agent socialites composed of human and non-human agents, including robots, cell phones, and subways. His present work examines the urban as the confluence efforts to stimulate urban media production in undergraduates. Collins is the author of to books (Library of Walls: the Library of Congress and the Contradictions of information Society (2009) and All Tomorrow's Cultures: Anthropological Engagements with the Future (2008)), and has co-edited a third, Handbook of Research on Agent-Based Societies (2009). He has been at Towson University since 1999, and teaches on social theory, qualitative methods and science and technology studies. Matthew Durington is an associate professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice at Towson University. His research interests include urban and visual housing issues in Baltimore City, indigenous land rights in Botswana and identity and gated community development in South Africa. He is an ethnographic filmmaker and his film Record store has been shown in several festivals both domestic and internationally. He has collaborated with residents of the South Baltimore neighborhood of Sharp Leandenhall for five years on a variety of civic engagement projects. Along with his collaborator Sam Collins, he was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant for the project Anthropology by the Wire' to be conducted in the summer of 2011. Trained as a metal smith, Amy Klainer is a studio artist and designer working with a wide variety of materials, formats, and processes. Her work ranges from traditional welded steel structures to digitally produced felt, cork, and cardboard. Urban environments are the reference and focus of her work; specifically architectural sites marked by graffiti and indurstrial mechanical components. Throughout her career she has played instrumental roles in the functioning of educational programs and studios.
28- Baltimore Calling Arquipelago Gregory Marinic, principal Carlos Contreras Jaime Garcia Arquipelago is a contemporary and progressive agency developing projects in urban design, architecture, interiors, and identity. Believing that buildings and spatial experiences are inherently embedded with information, the practice seeks new directions that investigate sustainable solutions informed by sitespecificity, innovation, and regionalism. Timelessnes and weathering are equally considered in the design of total environments adapted to context, culture, and climate. With offices in New York and Houston, the practice operates through design, research, teaching and speculation. Arquipelago is multi-cultural and multi-perspectival. Maintaining a careful balance between art and architecture, Arquipelago crafts environments that actively blend buildings, interior environments, and landscapes. The practice curiously engages with context through a twenty-first century lens, merging rational and technological order with notions of the ephemeral. Central to Arquipelago's work is an interest in identifying and viualizing temporal conditions within the built and natural worlds. Shifting between micro and macro views of context, from aerial to intimate, information is translated into layered mappings that guide the conceptual design of a project and its environment. Arquipelago is a networked practice led by principal Gregory Marinic. Gregory received his Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland and holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography/ Urban Planning and Certificate of Latin American Studies from Ohio University. He has maintained a professional studio in New York City since 2001. Prior to independent practice, he worked in the New York and London offices of Rafael Vinoly Architects on performing arts, academic, high-rise residential, and by-invitation international competition design teams.
30- Open Bridges 31- We Are All Crabs Malcolm J. Rio My name is Malcolm Rio, and I am currently pursuing a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and a B.S. in Philosophy at Towson University. When I learned about this project two days ago, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to apply art and design to a social cause that would unite and strengthen this charming city. I haven't always lived in this city though. I was born and mostly raised in Amherst, MA, followed by a move to New York City and then a move here. My biggest goal is to get into an amazing grad school like Yale Arts or Columbia Architecture/ Philosophy, though I also looking into living abroad like Brazil. I believe that art needs to become more socially aware, especially in this era where visual communication has come to outweigh literal reading. This is both a blessing and a curse because it is universal and accessible to all, but if used unethical it can become propaganda for a capitalist-consumerist agenda. I am excited about this project; hopefully it gets approved or sparks some interest to get it started in another way. This project can be implemented within a matter of weeks, maybe even two months to network with the community and find people who want to tell their stories, how they've been viewed and who
25- Public Canvas Skanda Lin WenWand Liang University of Toronto Toronto, Canada
26- 20 Stations, 20 Questions Michael Jack BA(Hons) DipArch ARB RIBA
39 they really are, along with creating a website to serve as an actual database to seeking, learning and getting involved in other Baltimore issues and projects. Thank you for your consideration! We are all Crabs A designer's solution to the problem of splintering urbanism I am excited about this project; hopefully it gets approved or sparks some interest to get it started in another way. This project can be implemented within a matter of weeks, maybe even two months to network with the community and find people who want to tell their stories, how they've been viewed and who they really are, along with creating a website to serve as an actual database to seeking, learning and getting involved in other Baltimore issues and projects.
32- Communal Impact, Political Feasibility Action Plan Mary Belt Introduction This paper will explore the Open City Challenge from an open systems theoretical approach; thus, examining communal impact, political feasibility, and action plans. For the quality-of-life issues stimulated by the Red Line construction and the purpose of this endeavor, open systems are to be viewed in terms of interrelationships of individuals, organizations, and environment that shape behavior. Evaluation An evaluative study should be a component of the impact of the intervening action plan strategies. The instrument should be create based on the intervention's ability to have met the goals and objectives set forth by the construction of the Red Line system. Accordining to some literature, pink is a color that stimulates calmness. The construction dirt and noise could be addressed by placing beautiful visual aids (i.e. floral and/or human pictures, paintings, murals] in strategic areas. Beautiful art work leaves a positive imprint on people. Consideration should be given to local umeployed residents for selection and recruitment for jobs with the Red Line. There should be a network that would encompass community resources to assist with the implementation of the goals and objectives established by the Red Line transportation system. For example, the Associated Black Charities focus black males and their responsibility to the quality of life, self, family, and community. There can be the creation of partnership that would stimulate positive growth and development with the black male population in the city of Baltimore. Additionally, appropriate networking could also involve the media ABC television for the purpose of positive press exploring the tentacles of the Red Line construction process and its impact on the viable structure of the economical and social life. According to practice, investment in the construction process could yield a feeling of ownership in assisting to make Red Line successful. Businesses, residential areas, organizations and identified interest parties; should be invited to come together and have input to outline the Red Line evolution. Other elements that could generate positive feedback relating to the construction of the Red Line is the creation of T-shirts, pens, and pencils that feature the Red Line Logo. To assist businesses along the Red Line construction route, advertisements in reading literature could reflect days and hours of operation outside of Baltimore City to participate in activities involving the Red Line system to stimulate outside support for the successes of the transportation system. The representatives of the Red Line System should also attend activities of groups outside the Baltimore area to obtain information as to how other jurisdiction are implementing public travel programs. The manner in which the Red Line provides an opportunity for the improvement for the involvement of the quality of life by providing East-West travel link for accessibility to educational, medical, employment, and recreational resources stimulates economic growth and development.
The submissions to Urbanite Project 2011: Open City Challenge.