To shine a solar flare on the cultural legacy of Oakland Avenue while making art that creates communal space and infrastructure, OAAC has teamed up with Metropolitan Observatory of Digital Culture and Representation (MODCaR), a talented team of architects and designers. OAAC and MODCaR will work together with network of artists, community activists, architects, landscape architects and performers to reactivate a one-mile stretch of Oakland Avenue in the North End neighborhood (O.N.E. Mile) and transform vacant spaces into a series of experimental sites for social activity. Both existing and temporary assets will be leveraged in support of this transformation: a former barbershop will be converted into a planning and information center. A local shoeshine storefront will serve as a publishing house, temporary galleries will be installed, and a mobile performance space would be created and launched. The O.N.E. MILE project is supported and funded by ArtPlace America, The Knight Foundation (Knight Arts Challenge), and University of Michigan’s A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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