About 601 Tully

Check out our new website! 601Tully.syr.edu

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.

Find us on Facebook!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Dear Class,
We have spent a good part of the day getting cost estimates for this cafe funknwaffles scenario and we are unable to get a firm enough commitment from them and it is well above 100k more than what I have already raised and have in place.

You have worked really hard and are an inspiration and a wonderful model for this kind of work and it is an honor to be working together. My top priority is that we get this building built within the scope of what we have and what we have designed so well together already.

So edit back one week and this is where we stand now and as we move forward:
*one stair
*30 people assembling downstairs
*10 upstairs
*downstairs is classroom space and large counters for "exchanges" and rotating businesses
possibly a transformable space that can be divided into tow - or create a private classroom space and more public space
*no cafe
*two bathrooms - 1 up one down
*room within a room upstairs
*3 offices upstairs
*efficiency kitchen (sink and frig)

Southwall as is.
I really feel we were moving too far from our mission and our community partners with this cafe on the table.
Our focus is on education, our community partners of Stephen Parks, Say Yes, Folwer HS and Gear UP and jobs and involvement of neighborhood students. Now and long term.

Whichever original group you were in please continue to flesh out the details - and begin to think about materials and collaborative processes.
Back to work and carry on.
Email me if you have questions.

No comments:

Post a Comment