Places For People- Southeast Side Roadway Series
Scheming for a More Vibrant and Inclusive Community
All events at: Tube Factory Artspace 1125 Cruft Street, Indianapolis In 46203
The Southeast Side of Indianapolis is first and foremost a neighborhood and a community of people. However, when we look at the roadways, much of the infrastructure is oriented towards prioritizing car commuters. Residents, pedestrians, and cyclists seem largely excluded from the equation. What does it look like to imagine our roadways as something more? How can we include places for people to exist and thrive alongside our neighborhood thoroughfares? Capitalizing on the momentum of previous successful placemaking initiatives, we will look for solutions to these questions and more. We will incorporate the perspective and expertise of visiting international artist Peter Gibson into our discussion and actions.
This series is presented as part of Big Car Collaborative’s placemaking initiative with Reconnecting to our Waterways. By using methods gleaned from Spark: Monument Circle and the Rethinking Our Streets project with DPW in Mapleton-Fall Creek, we will be envisioning and enacting positive steps toward a more vibrant and inclusive community.
Big Car Creative Placemaker Alan Goffinski explains, “Indianapolis has a lot of extremely talented artists but there hasn’t been much creativity happening on the roadways in our neighborhoods. As “The Crossroads of America” I’m excited to see artists and neighborhoods in Indy embrace roadway art as a means of building community and encouraging an inclusive, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, starting on the Southeast side.”
Come out to engage other artist, residents, and thinkers in some forward-thinking possibilities for the Southeast Side at this Places For People Southeast Side Roadway Series.
Southeast Side Roadway Workshop: Thursday, June 2, 6:00-8:00pm
This workshop will take place in anticipation of the arrival of international artist Peter Gibson (roadsworth.com) to Indianapolis. We will engage the following topics and opportunities for Southeast communities:
- Roadway art along Pleasant Run
- Creating visual interest to reclaim public space
- Locating target areas
- Introduction to the work of Peter Gibson (roadsworth.com)
- Reclaiming Shelby Street
- How do we make Shelby Street more pedestrian friendly?
- How do we address traffic volume/speed concerns?
- Walkability and Bikability Signage for Pleasant Run and SE Neighborhoods
- Identifying pedestrian friendly assets
- Improving awareness of assets
- Mapping wayfinding sign locations
- Create Places For People Neighborhood Initiative
- Identify bike/walkability goals for the Southeast side
- Develop a plan for engaging residents
“Roadsworth” Peter Gibson Artist Lunch Talk- Friday, June 10, 12:00pm
Gibson will give a lunchtime presentation of his work at the Tube Factory Artspace on Friday, June 10 at 12:00pm and will discuss his process and intentions for the street painting workshop that will be held the following day. A light lunch will be provided. Registration is required.
Street Painting Workshop Saturday, June 11, 12:00-5:00pm
Local artists are invited to take part in this hands-on learning experience. International street artist Peter Gibson will share insights into his creative process and techniques for pavement painting.