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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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October 7, 2009

Good class today. We broke up the class into small groups/pairs to develop a specific part of the project: interior 2 floors; south wall; north and and east wall; lot; ramp and patio-exterior circulation; and and....
People seemed - in the smaller exercise- to feel the urgency and ownership of the building.

Artists and architects and landscape designers all seemed to feel equal and everyone had a voice - whereas before I wasn' hearing from some people. Anda French came to class to offer some structural expertise and she was able to meet with each group and quickly troubleshoot.

It is a relatively big group to try to act as one - but hopefully by being in smaller groups for awhile we can move forward.

Using the blog now to archive the history of activities.

Eric, Kristen and Hillary and Jamie introduced Anish Kapoor, Doris Salcedo and Carl Andre respectively - in thinking about 601 Tully interior. Hopefully the introduction to these artists will make their way into the design and thinking of the class.

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