Thursday, February 5, 2009

Baltimore Infill Survey

What would you do with this vacant lot?

In December, Gary Kachadourian hosted Baltimore's monthly Design Conversation around the topic of vacancy. People came prepared with many images of projects and ideas. It was a great discussion (read more about it here). Now Gary wants you to join in. Through the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, he has established the Baltimore Infill Survey. Here are the details from Gary...

Sections of Baltimore City (ie vacant lots and buildings) represent a huge and flexible resource for new and innovative reanimation. The Baltimore Infill Survey is a Flickr-based site that has been set up as a forum to discuss how this resource may be used. You are invited to participate in this discussion. Just download the image here and alter it with a possible vision for how these spaces can be used again. Any and all ideas from the very practical to the purely hypothetical are encouraged.

The photograph is of a middle of the block site (no longer existent as pictured) including occupied and vacant homes and vacant lots. After you have modified your image just send it with any accompanying text to:

Your image and the accompanying text will be posted.

This is an ad hoc project that is being coordinated under the auspices of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Baltimore Design Conversation.