I hope you have been keeping track of the Pulitzer's Urban Alchemy/Gordon Matta-Clark exhibit. Not content at keeping the art inside their post-modern walls, the Pulitzer has created an interactive website where St. Louisans are asked to complement the exhibit, which, put simply, analyzes urban change and how people respond to it. (Visit "Your Saint Louis" Here).
The Pulitzer has also sought out local artists and change-makers and has displayed their work on the site. Of particular interest to this blogger is Theaster Gates, who is working with a group of students in Hyde Park on a project called "We Demand".
Any educational system should train students on how to be good and active citizens. In doing so, we just might fashion the next generation of leaders who will generate positive ideas on how to improve our cities and our neighborhoods. Hyde Park needs these creative, motivated children and their mentor, Theaster. I encourage you to watch the video below! In addition, there are other videos available here.
Urban Expression: We Demand from The Pulitzer on Vimeo.
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