Thursday, June 26, 2014

First Performance @ the artery on the Beerline Trail Saturday June 28th

After an Open Call for Performance Ideas received 116 applications from neighbors aged 5­75, a jury of Milwaukee artists and community leaders selected the Top 20 ideas through a public audition held on February 22, 2014. Each performer was awarded $500 for their winning idea and up to $1000 to produce their piece. These performances will take place over the course of the summer, organized into festivals on the last Saturdays of June, July, and August.
Each festival day will run from 11am to 6pm occupying a new public space defined by upcycled materials including 5 shipping containers. Performances will take place on 3 stages as well as in ICAN2 LABS alongside a Marketplace of food trucks, vendors, and information booths.
First Performance @ the artery on the Beerline Trail
Saturday June 28th 

Muneer Bahuddeen: Community Profile

Muneer Bahauddeen is a Milwaukee-area artist who is well known for his work in ceramics. Muneer has taught ceramic sculpture at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, the University of Wisconsin-Madison at Rhinelander, and at the University School of Milwaukee. He has also participated in a number of area public art projects and has worked with Artists Working in Education, Inc. to bring art enrichment programs to children in Milwaukee.


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Michael Frisch in Washington Park next week

Picture of Michael H. Frisch

Picture of Frisch's Book

Michael H. FrischProfessor and Senior Research Scholar (History and American Studies)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Impromptu Presentation On Artisanal Chocolate Making!

Found ourselves in the kitchen of Tabal Chocolate . . .
Local chocolatier Dan Bieser starts us at the beginning.
 Something you don't see every day: vanilla beans.
 You had us at "chocolate . . ."
 Future T.A.?
Not every question can be answered.
By the way, this chocolate is amazing, the sea salt stuff is out of this world (sold at local places like Outpost.)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Free Lecture in the Washington Park Partners 'Auditorium'
 Jeff Klee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Had some interesting stories of shifting
perspectives in architectural history

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

1741 North 33rd St.
Some pictures from the field: Team 1, day 2
Maia and Blake getting 'er done.
Matt's 93rd attempt at finding a comfortable position.

"So . . . maybe I made a mistake somewhere."

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Field School!

Hi gang!

Welcome to the field school!  I hope your weeks are going well.

As a field school organizer, I could not be more excited for this coming month.  Between building documentation, oral history interviews, and creation of group projects, I am sure that insights will be had aplenty, and that what we craft will be worthy to give back to the Washington Park neighborhood.

I hope to see all you posting here as well, as a forum for the field school.  This is a place for participants to voice their thoughts in general, recommendations, and questions.  Feel free to talk to each other, and start a conversation!  Perhaps we could discuss some of the readings?  Or if anyone has a specific question?

I hope to hear from you all, and can't wait for this coming month!


Saturday, June 29, 2013

The third week brings, SOUNDS............

The third week passed by and we have, 1) basic idea of our stories 2) skills to make our own microphones and 3) skills to make documentary, in hand.

We had two guest teachers from Dept. of Film, UWM this week.

The most important thing I realized this week was the importance of sounds in spaces.
Sounds are also one of the characteristics, which define a space. Imagine a space without sound.They can only be realized when we are aware of them.We were introduced to, 1) keynotes (sounds part of our everyday living e.g. low base hum of traffic)  and 2) Sound marks (which are embedded in keynotes e.g. a sound of a fire fighter van coming and going)

Our Beach story is about GROWTH in the name of temporary development, which has created BOUNDARIES 1) Internal i.e.within the beach  2) External i.e. the beach as a boundary separate from that of the bluff and  Historic Water Tower Neighborhood.We have captured sounds from various boundaries on the beach which we are going to portray different boundaries in our documentary.


Monday, June 24, 2013

Geocode it!

I have filled up the geo-coordinates on the Google Spreadsheet for our group Downer and the rows that did not have coordinates.  I am sure there are more rows (places) to be added.

If you are struggling to get the right coordinates on site and the place has a traditional address, try GPS Visualizer, which converts addresses to coordinates.  Please note that the converter does not recognize the addresses along N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. for some reasons (Well, the street is technically a private road).  That means the Beach group, in most cases, should get the right coordinates on site.

Technically speaking, multiple addresses can be converted at once here.

However, nobody can know which addresses can be converted properly.  For this reason, one-by-one conversion is desirable because you can verify the result on a map.

That is all for now.  Happy geo-coding!