Weeknote#13 Seaholm, ITP Camp, New Website & More

Weeknotes has been on a bit of a hiatus. There are times when one just has to get the work done and leave the blogging for later. We’ve had a busy month trying to put together proposals and pitches, meeting people in the industry for advice and information and overall getting a sense of where we are headed next. We’ve also brought in three talented interns with a backgrounds in Urban Ecology, Engineering and Industrial Design. They’ve been helping us extend/push our work and ideas to another level. We also had a much awaited studio get together on Memorial Day weekend which involved bubbles, beer, BBQ and balloons.

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We recently held a workshop at ITP camp on reinventing urban spaces through creative interventions. The workshop focused on existing resources and new ideas to find a site and create something fun and communal. The workshop helped us connect with people in the field looking at doing similar work but coming from different backgrounds and outlooks.

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Early Jan of this year we were invited to submit qualifications and then proposals for an intervention in the parking lot of the Seaholm Development Project (see the featured image up top). We were announced winners after an interview with the Austin Art in Public Places and other stakeholders in March. The approval process for the project ending with the approval from the City Council happened last week. We are excited for the project and are hoping to start work soon!

We also have a new website which has been in the works for the past 9 months. A lot of smart people worked on the website including Jennifer Leartanasan who did the visual design, Sungwhan Cha who designed the front end, Tracey Hill who created the content and Thom pictures who created our videos. We are ever so grateful to them for creating an agile platform for us that can grow and evolve based on our thinking process.