Storefront:Syracuse

Nilus Klingel - Stephen Klimek

Storefront:Syracuse is a center for design, a forum for public engagement, and a space to imagine and realize the city’s latent potentials. It is a third space in the city of Syracuse created in the void of vacant storefront realestate becoming an uncommissioned intervention connecting designers and the populations they serve. Transforming a source of blight into a publicly accessible hub for creative reengagement is not only important for improving the beauty, marketability, and pride of the neighborhood but it also increases residents’ capacity and inspiration to engage in comparable grassroots revitalization projects. Defined by a series of projects that address architectural agency The Storefront’s programming includes a series of exhibitions, lectures, forums for outreach, roundtable workshops, design-build projects, a design library

and social events. Our work has moved beyond the boundary of the storefront and has materialized itself through smaller collaborative urban interventions including public art and temporary parks. By engaging new populations in the processes which make the city Storefront:Syracuse serves as a catalyst for democracy giving form to the ‘public’ which is invoked when new development programs, economic schemes, or legislation related to the growth and future of the city. The Storefront is an urban laboratory for the City of Syracuse to engage in conversation and debate with one another and with those in a position to make meaningful change regarding the issues that construct the physical and social spaces of the city. It is intended to and has already begun to serve as a model for other cities.p

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