What if Austin's Old Bakery was an Urban Sketchbook? - 12/02/2011
Currently there are discussions about the future of the Old Bakery steps from the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Following the developments of this initiative, we read an interesting proposition:
What If We Used An Old Telephone Booth To Set Up A Micro-Lending Library At The Bakery Bus Stop?
This spurred us to dig a little deeper into the genius loci or sense of (this) place. We learned this bakery was the favorite spot for a group of draftsmen. Drafting you say? ...We love to sketch too. And believe, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once (s)he grows up." Pablo Picasso
So we want to ask: "what if we repurposed a shipping container as an urban sketch book?" The site could be transformed with a temporary art + architecture installation that both engages and inspires dialogue through the simple act of a chalk board sketch.