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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Monday, March 8, 2010


David Harvey, a CUNY distinguished professor and one of the world's leading Marxist theorists, has his entire course on Marx's Capital up for free online. I've been watching his lectures to bolster my personal reading of Marx and today stumbled across some concepts I think we should consider as we work to contextualize 601 Tully within the Syracuse Community and the world at large.

Harvey suggests that when we consider DYNAMISM or INTEGRATED PROCESSES we should think of it/them as a process of REVOLUTION(S) and then ask:
-What kind of relation to nature is being constructed?
-How is this relation to nature (think: the community) going to be articulated?
-What kind of daily life is going to be lived? How are we going to articulate and reproduce it?
-What are the kinds of social relations we want to establish? What kinds of social relations would we want to live with?)
-What kind of symbolism are we constructing?
And, finally...
-What kind of mental conception are we going to be projecting into the world?

1 comment:

  1. I like this and may borrow today for the talk in Upstate tonight at 6pm.