O.N.E. Mile Receives a 2014 ArtPlace America Grant

O.N.E. Mile Receives a 2014 ArtPlace America Grant

MODCaR (The Metropolitan Observatory of Digital Culture and Representation) in collaboration with the OAAC (the Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition) announced today that it is among 55 grants given by ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) in 2014 to support creative placemaking across the country. The $150,000 grant will support the reactivation of one linear mile of historic Oakland Avenue in Detroit’s North End.

O.N.E. Mile will leverage a network of architects, musicians, urban designers, contemporary artists, and community advocates to collectively plan and produce a series of vibrant civic interventions with installations, performances, events, and architectural mediations.

Anya Sirota, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of MODCaR said, “We are absolutely delighted to share this exciting news about the O.N.E. Mile project, and grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with extraordinary cultural producers in the North End. We will soon be opening the Bureau of Emergent Urbanity on Oakland Avenue in the former O.K. Barber Shop. This will be a space to collectively share ideas about future civic interventions, and we hope you will join.”

About MODCaR

The Metropolitan Observatory for Digital Culture and Representation (MODCaR) is a platform created to promote contemporary architecture and design in service of vibrant, civic environments. We build multidisciplinary collaborations between people who share a passion for public space and a belief in its social, collective and conceptual value. In parallel, we study how interventions in the public realm impact the production of a new urban imaginary.

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