In Good Company

We were recently included in the “In Good Company” exhibition at the Fosdick Nelson gallery. This exhibition featured work by artists and educators that have been a part of the First Year Foundations program at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. This was also a great opportunity to create a new bike based radio station and combine it with interview workshops and a gallery installation. We conducted interview workshops with Foundations students and they recorded interviews with each other about significant experiences they have with learning and teaching. These interviews were then broadcast throughout the exhibition on the radio from the new bike rack radio station.

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 *This opportunity is made possible in part by the Artist Development grant program administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. 

Bike Nerds Podcast

We were invited to be on the Bike Nerds podcast to talk about our practice! In case you are not familiar with Bike Nerds, it is run by Sara Studdard, the Community Engagement and Marketing Director for Explore Bike Share in Memphis, and Kyle Wagenschutz from People for Bikes. We were so honored to be included in their stellar line-up, which has included cycling advocates from all around the country.

Listen Here.

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League of American Cyclist Certified Cycling Instructor training

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This week Katie joined a group of cycling enthusiasts and advocates from around the Southeast to become a LCI, or a League of American Cyclists League Certified Instructor. Katie had a series of on and off-bike tests as well as discussions about how cycling and proper cycling instruction can improve the fabric of our cities. The League of American Cyclists focuses on vehicular cycling, where cyclists assert themselves and follow the rules of the road like any other vehicle (truck, car, bus). It is way safer and a part of an ongoing culture shift. One of the benefits of this training is that Katie can now lead group rides throughout the country with the backing of the League. Pretty empowering!

Mountain Gallery

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Our book series How Not What, is a part of the Like Oxygen exhibition at MOUNTAIN gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. On view April 29th- May 27th, 2017, the exhibition explores the creative and cultural sustenance provided by artist conversations and interviews. We are excited to have our work in conversation with publications and podcasts by Bad at Sports, The Conversation, Sound & Vision, George Terry, and Allison Wade.

Epicenter Summer Summit

We visited Epicenter in Green River, UT for a convening of artists, designers, and architects to talk about each of our individual practices. Our presentation focused on both our collaborative work and our individual artistic practices. We were excited to get to visit Epicenter, and while we were there, we interviewed Maria Sykes (Epicenter Executive Director) for an upcoming book project. We are so impressed with what Epicenter does, and this summit was no exception. They stressed the importance of being respectful to the community while at a conference, and attendees even did small service projects alongside GRIT (Green River Improvement Team).

"I am Prepared for Amazing Things To Happen" exhibition

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Our work will be included in the exhibition I Am Prepared for Amazing Things to Happen, September 23rd- October 29th, 2016 at La Esquina Gallery in Kansas City, MO. Presented by the Charlotte Street Foundation (http://charlottestreet.org/), the exhibition presents work that operates at the intersection of vision and action, offering methods for making alternate futures possible.

Innovation in the arts grant

We are fortunate to be able to continue our project on innovation with the help of a University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Arts, Innovation, Activation Grant. This grant supports engaged research, scholarship and programming found at the intersections of arts, innovation and activation of space. Working off of our successful Innovation District Tour that we created for the Causeway Challenge, we will now focus on place-based innovation in other locations. This grant will fund the production of a new book series called How Not What, based on interviews we will conduct with several artists and organizers who have been working in a variety of places overtime. Look for these publications in 2017!

Causeway "Play" Challenge

Our proposal for a Chattanooga Innovation District Tour is one of 10 projects chosen by Causeway, in response to their Play Challenge. Causeway is a nonprofit social innovation studio that exists to help people solve Chattanooga's toughest challenges. This year they asked: “How can more opportunities to play make Chattanooga a stronger city?” Our response proposes to create a bike tour of the recently designated Innovation District, each stop on the tour will feature local experts talking about innovation that already exists in this area of the city. Through Causeway’s support we will produce this tour and a companion publication, look for them in the spring of 2016.

NYSCA Artist Crossroads Grant

We are pleased to announce that we have received an artist grant from the ARTS council of the Southern Finger Lakes, part of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization Program. This grant, which supports individual artists in the creation of unique, site specific, and multi-disciplinary public art projects will fund a summer workshop for kids, installation, and public events in partnership with the Hornell Community Arts Center. Working in the rural community of Hornell, New York, this project will use the symbolism of cycling to engage residents in a conversation about the present and future of their city and how individuals share knowledge with their neighbors.