The DIY Urbanism competition proposed designing a project utilizing public space that would, if implemented, be a temporary installation altering the space for the public good. After some discussion (and searching on the Hamiltion County Auditor's website for possible public spaces), my team started tossing around the idea of altering one of the alleys in Over-the-Rhine to make it a more hospitable space.
Our final result is the Goetz Alley Update. Goetz Alley is parallel to Main Street in Over-the-Rhine, connecting 12th Street near Park + Vine and Neon's all the way north to Liberty Street. Inspired by public installations in France, Copenhagen, and NYC, we envisioned a series of lighted sculpture pieces creating a colored walkway, leading Fringe Festival attendees (this is a pretend temporary installation, remember) from one venue to another.
Our team trio was unstoppable - we created the idea, drawings, and board in under 15 hours - after work! I headed up the concepting, copy, and graphics - maps and board layout. Sarah was a rendering superstar - she developed the awesome drawings in Photoshop. Justin (an arch major at DAAP) went technical and figured out how it would all work - and created an exploded axon drawing showing how the sculpture came together.
If you want to see it in person, please come to the DIY Urbanism reception - there's a people's choice award (so you could vote for the project...) and see the other submissions from other local designers. It's Friday, June 1, from 6-9 pm, at the Architecture Foundation of Cincinnati - 811 Race Street (next to the CityBeat offices). See you there? If not, the exhibit is open from June 1st - June 14th.
Check out the deets (and more work, hint!) on my portfolio site.