worker, inc

Centers and Street Corners

Date: Spring 2013

Location: Vacant building space, downtown Tucson, Arizona.

Organization: the Center

Collaborators: Scott Stiteler, Sonya Sotinsky, Michael Keith, Rand Carlson, Matthew Zech

Worker, Inc. presented the exhibit "Centers and Street Corners" at 5th and Congress. The exhibit looked at the physical and social components of centers and intersections.

In a highly participatory exhibit, attendees had the chance to: locate their centers in the world, Tucson, and downtown, help define what a center is, list favorite and memorable street corners, compare and contrast street corners through photography and interactive overlay maps.

Other components of the exhibit included I AM Tucson, Greyhound OR Students?, and Development Darts.

In the end, the exhibit will ask why the concepts are even relevant - why do we care about "centers?" Why are street corners so vital to the urban environment? What are the major components involved in creating successful and unsuccessful centers and street corners?

In fashion with the other Worker, Inc. exhibits, the audience, instead of the exhibitor, answered these questions.