2009 Strategic Plan

Planning out the next year's worth of repairs for this broken city

We spent last night sketching out all of the repairs we could think of for the coming year (a Broken City Lab strategic plan of sorts). It took a couple of hours, 15 markers, and about 30 square feet of paper (see the whole image), but we came up with some very exciting ideas. Among them:

Broken City Symposium, Leddy Microfiche Exhibition, (Gallery) Slumber Parties, Parking Garage Rooftop Screenings,Telephone Pole Suggestion Boxes, Handcrafted “Parking Tickets”, Small-Scale Exhibitions in Cars, A Parade

We’ll have office hours again in the new year. In the meantime, we’re working on LED signs and Ice Block texts (more soon).

10 Replies to “2009 Strategic Plan”

  1. There used to be slumber parties at Lebel, back when we were allowed to have couches in our studios and at the hallway crossroads. It would be fun to have one at Artcite, opening up the possibility of casual drop-in slumberers.

    1. I think we should tie in the Symposium and Slumber Party… or at least have a slumber party as part of the symposium. Other location ideas?

  2. glad the stitched image came out well. i’m all for the slumber party too, but not at artcite ! lol. please oh please not there…

    even for all the snow we got last night, it was good to see so many people show up at the meeting.

  3. Amy Friend had a 24 Hour Gallery event that went into the night last year and it actually worked out great! I don’t think I slept a wink and I got a lot of work done for the 24×24 show that was put up the next day!

    1. That’s right! I forgot about that… I didn’t stay the night, but we showed up pretty late and there were quite a few people there—and that turned out to be a pretty good show!

      Good call though, I think the slumber party would have to be tied into an exhibition somehow.

  4. Steven mentioned Graham Coreil-Allen last night when the idea of parades came up…

    Here’s a video of (one of) his parade(s)… around the 6 minute mark, there is suddenly a bunch of other people joining in behind their float.

    And I can only assume most have already seen this, but in case you haven’t… check out Pierre Huyghe’s Streamside Day.

  5. These ideas are brilliant.
    I love them
    Fake parking tickets?! Amazing…
    Something people will think is negative, and then surprise them with a positive…like someone driving a Prius. Give them a ticket for conscious-driving. Ha!

    You guys are brilliant.

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