July 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Living Rooms: New York State of Mind

Great article on how we relate the the places and spaces around us.



Published: July 26, 2010
For New York transplants, getting to know your adopted city means learning to relate to its streets and buildings in an intimate way.…


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Added by Elizabeth Celaya on July 27, 2010 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Thinking more about our City

Am building on my post from last week. Here is some text from the Experimental Geography exhibit in NYC. These thoughts reflect a lot about the way I am thinking about Middle Main.

Added by Matthew Slaats on July 26, 2010 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

Changing our Place and Changing Ourselves

Last night I attended a talk in New York City that brought together several artists and geographers to talk about art work that engages the public realm. The panel asked several very important questions which had me thinking about Middle Main.


Geographer David Harvey spoke about this idea of a geographic consciousness. The basic gyst of his idea is that our understanding of ourselves is rooted in the space that is around us. If we want to create a new identity for the city,…
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Added by Matthew Slaats on July 22, 2010 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

No Vacancy



On the eve of the OpenHouse launch, I'd like to put out there something I've been thinking about for a while. It might be an overly optimistic idea, but I don't see that as a bad thing.



No Vacancy Poughkeepsie



An experiment in temporary urbanism.…



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Added by John McCartin on July 16, 2010 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

Middle Main featured in HV Biz

HV Biz featured Middle Main Revitalization last week.

Click here for the version at HV Biz

Grassroots urban renewal

Jim Gordon…

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Added by Andrew Sawtelle on July 14, 2010 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Poughkeepsie Spaces

Today's NYtimes magazine had an interesting article about Art and Urban Space. The article focused on efforts in Detroit to rethinking and reuse the massive amount of foreclosed and empty homes in the City. Much of the article focused on ways that artists are visually interacting with these spaces to bring attention to them. An artist couple purchased a home and painted it in pastel stripes. Other artists were covering doorways and windows not with plywood but interesting designs and… Continue

Added by Matthew Slaats on July 11, 2010 at 10:13am — No Comments

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