A public installation driven by community conversation, 2013

Milwaukee — our city — faces a profound challenge without an easy answer. We have an abundance of foreclosed, vacant, and underused spaces. TypeFace, a public art project in four Milwaukee neighborhoods has tapped the expression of communities invested around frustrated/silent spaces to create dynamic art installations.

TypeFace began this summer, with community conversations tailored to the unique character of each site and surrounding community. Themes and excerpts from these conversations fed an artistic production process, culminating in installations for each neighborhood.

Participating sites include the location where the Main Event once stood in Harambee, the courtyard defined by Franklin Square and Teutonia Gardens in Lindsay Heights, the old Finney Library in Sherman Park, and the former corner store on 31st & Burnham in the Burnham Park neighborhood.

We encourage you to experience each neighborhood and installation first-hand. That said, this website lets you explore the process. Feel free to go deep.

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