1. Activating Vacancy - Tenth Street Sweep


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    The final event of the Activating Vacancy initiative was the Tenth Street Sweep, a physical audit of the neighborhood that collected data to establishing a baseline for neighborhood health. Community…

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    • Activating Vacancy - Show Hill Biz Market


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      The Tenth Street Historic District was once a self-sufficient place, with a thriving micro-economy that supplied the community with jobs and goods. An intersection between art and economic development,…

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      • Activating Vacancy - Ghost Bridges


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        The block in the Tenth Street Historic District bounded by I-35, Tenth Street, Clarendon Drive and Betterton Circle is the center of the neighborhood, but behaves as an obstacle, not a seam. A branch…

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        • Activating Vacancy - Dear House


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          Dear House explores vacancy as a state, not an end, for structures, and how a myriad of actions can transform how we understand and engage with vacant structures. Drawing on metamorphosis as a metaphorical…

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          • Activating Vacancy - Story Corners


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            In many of America’s inner cities, there are street corners and vacant lots, porch steps and ‘elder’ trees that have long served as informal gathering places for sharing stories,…

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            • Activating Vacancy - The Ark on Noah Street


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              Inspired by Noah Street, named for Noah Penn, one of the neighborhood’s pioneers and a founder of Greater El Bethel Baptist Church, The Ark on Noah Street consists of a superstructure of reclaimed…

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