The International Town and Gown Association kicked off the day with a charette to investigate the issues of the University Hill residents including both the student and non-students. From 5-7 PM there was a free community cookout with food, jazz, poetry readings, dancing and family fun. The event also featured the installations from Finding Ground, our Maymester class looking at ways to improve relations on the Hill. The chalkboard changes every minute of every day. The tables for the event looked beautiful, and the hammocks, although removed by the city, could still be found in a few hidden locations. This was the first of hopefully many community events that create a community of unity, fun, culture, and sharing.
Here in Denver at Club Workshop the Table group has kept busy. We have been welding, cnc milling, gluing, cutting, and lots and lots of sanding everyday 9am to 11pm. Here are a few pictures to keep you updated on our progress! Come see the fully finished tables on The Hill June 3rd!
Team work made our installation go well, and while we were working the comments were very favorable. As soon as the boards went up we had swarms of people ready to share their thoughts. So were serious, some were playful, and some were just plain raunchy. I drove by both boards this afternoon and they were full, not only inside the thought bubbles, but in all the spaces between. As for the QR code, not much action on that yet. We’ll see how it works as time goes on.
Thanks again to Pastor Ron and Brian at Innisfree for your support.
Our project is slightly delayed because it has been raining here in Boulder nonstop for days. That means we have humidity, so our paint is taking longer to dry than we anticipated. So tomorrow is the big installation day! Photos to follow.
Due to the size of our installation we had to create a very, very large T-square. Talk about resourceful.