About 601 Tully

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601 Tully is a center for engaged practice in Syracuse, NY developed by artist and professor Marion Wilson with a rotating collaborative team of 54 students and neighbors and Anda French of French 2Design. It's a site for meaningful exchange between artists, community members, and scholars in the co-production of culture.

601 Tully includes a contemporary art space, a public events space, a bookstore, a teaching garden, and Recess Cafe West.

In 2009, Wilson purchased the condemned two-story home and local drug hub, and throughout five semesters, Wilson's design/build class re-zoned, designed, renovated and now sustains the physical and programmatic aspects of 601 Tully. The collaborative team has consisted of artists, architects, environmentalists, Fowler High School students, Green Train Workforce, neighbors, and the occasional passerby.

601 Tully is made possible by the generous support of the Syracuse University School of Education, The Kauffman Foundation, The Near West Side Initiative, Imagining America, Home HeadQuarters Inc., Say Yes to Education, and National Grid.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009


-A glossary of ideas-

Reincarnation – 601 Tully preserves the Near West Side’s spirit as a permanent structural manifestation of the community’s evolving consciousness within the city as a whole; an evolutionary process represented and exemplified by the building’s interactive interface and fluid social/educational programming.

Cutting the Key – by interacting and forming a relationship with 601 Tully, persons in the community around it are in the process of cutting individual keys to the Jewelry Box; yielding, ultimately, its precious contents: personal and community ownership of building and memory.

Jewelry Box – 601 Tully is a receptacle for precious memories; from rough trinkets to polished gems. Maintaining original façade and reusing materials prevents people from losing their Keys.

Dream – 601 Tully is structurally adaptable. Facilitating a colorful, sensual experience in which the self is both present and transcendent in time, existing within the space between layers and through windows.

1 comment:

  1. i reread it again.
    simply beautiful.
    ideas transform into words
    words transform into spirits
    spirit transform into the reason that we are all here.
    in love with you at this moment now, Lindsey!!