While some of us were away last week in North Bay, Sara and Kevin caught up to talk through some ideas around the next project we’ll be hosting out of CIVIC SPACE. It was an excellent welcome home to walk into a wall of notes from their conversation. Anxious to keep talking through these ideas later on this week.
Civic Maintenance is the working title of this next project, and it’s moving towards the direction of a letter-writing campaign to thousands of citizens of Windsor. We’re thinking about what it means to maintain relationships and connections in the city and how simple gestures might reframe the ways in which we feel connected (or don’t) to the city.
Sara drafted a potential design on the chalkboard.
If we’re going to be able to write a couple thousand letters, we’re also going to be looking for ways to open up the project for other community members to participate.
Sending letters to city hall.
Funny question around planning for a potential exhibition of the letters and letter writing process — “is this too art?”
Letter design templates.
This drawing opened up the idea of having a series of mailboxes on the walls (at least for me!)
Fill in the blanks to generate content?
Submitting writing and letter drafts through a web form.
The wall and caption. More soon.