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, April 8, 2010

The Center for Land Use Interpretation: a model for Social Sculpture Institute?

The Center for Land Use Interpretation

"... we work within the miasmic grey area [and study the subjective experience of landscape], where conflicting and even contradictory things can exist at once, overlapping, in a space where paradox is a continuous predicament, and is recognized as another form of truth... Our work is about America, and more accurately the USA. Who are we? How does our lanscape, build and altered by our society, harbor meaning about us, collectively, and even individually? We collect information and imagery on places of every concievable type all over the country. We then draw from this collection of places and representations of places to make exhibitions, tours, and other public programs. We can make thematic programs, looking at one sort of phenomenon as it occurs in differnet or similar forms across the land, or we can do regional projects, where we take a defined area, and see what is there, creating a characterization of that region, and making inferences about how that region relates to, and within, the larger context of the country."

- Matthew Coolidge, Director of The Center for Land Use Interpretation


  1. cool place - I know of it.
    My original social sculptor partner in crime, Dave Clayton did a residency there.

    Will you write out manifesto - I think I am poverty and the urban tho as part of the manifesto.

  2. After spending almost MOST of my job hours fundraising -or thinking about fundraising - I decided that it oo can be a creative act - almost like art-making. Fundraising as art - yeah.
    Today I had a breakthru tho and I think, I hope I may have figured something out that could be big!!!
    You all will be the first to know if it works.
    I was thinking we have amassed quite a group of social sculptors from the first year - lets list them: David Harris, Vince Appel, Zach Seibold, Jessica Posner, Samantha Harmon, Stephanie Hartwll, Susie Harmon and Sally Harlin, oh and Marco, and Nicolette and Dave Clayton, Can someone else finish the list. All of our new ones this year....Lindsay, Olivia, Mario, Hilary, Andrew!!!, Jeffrey - our newest addition, John, Michelle and more...Marion Wilson