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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Friday, June 10, 2011

Top Ten Priorities for 601 Tully Garden

1. Year roundness - season appropriateness of plants - 4 season beauty.
2. Community as Philosophy - from the beginning, leave empty spaces for future programming,
3. Multifunctional and Structurally adaptable, Mobility of Structures
4. Educational Programming for young and old
5. Borders, Edges, Boundaries (West border and Oswego street edge - sidewalk to street and sidewalk to property, ramp edge, southern edge - transportation, house to land)
6. Aesthetics - do it yourself aesthetic
7. Limited Edibility
8. Design according to usage (three main zones and the forgotten zones)
9. Public versus Private
10. Garden as entrance and accessibility

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