Michael, Jessica, and Liz have just returned from a trip to Zurich where PUP had a chance to meet with the core team at FRIETAG (an inspired company that designs and builds products from truck tarplins). We traded ideas, learned some things, and are eager to get back to work at PUP HQ.
In July 2011, the Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) at Butler University was awarded a grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust to expand both the physical space and the educational programming associated with the Butler Campus Farm. The CUE runs the farm, exists to explore, steward, and enhance urban ecosystems with a vision of becoming a national leader in the study and practice of urban ecology. It was the desire of the CUE to build a pavilion for the farm that would not only serve the farm’s day-to-day working needs but to have a shelter that would be an educational outreach center for Butler University and the community at large. In addition, the design of the pavilion needed to have a goal of 100% recycled content and express a landmark, and to be demonstrative in its educational/research purpose of the CUE.
Aware of the reclaimed RCA Dome material, Tim Carter, the CUE's Executive Director, partnered with People for Urban Progress to help develop the idea for the pavilion utilizing the RCA Dome material as the roof of the pavilion. Working with local architect Paul Puzzello, a design solution was created based on the shape created by the intersection of two circles with the same diameter, seen in medieval art, architecture, and crop circles. The roof design was conceived using digital modeling techniques for both the structure and to pattern the RCA Dome material’s complex shape.
Word on the Street submitted an idea to PUP hosted #MAKE5x5: Indianapolis arts and innovation contest to convert an old school bus into a literary art center with a budget of $10,000 and a time frame of 11 weeks. Here's their story. Introducing, The Cool Bus.
The debut of The Cool Bus took place on June 28 at IndyHub hosted 5x5: Indianapolis arts and innovation with the theme "Face Your City: an urban love affair" where Malina Jeffers walked away with $10,000 to make her idea happen: I am an Artist.
There's one more opportunity to win $10,000 to MAKE It Happen. The final chapter in this year's 5x5 series takes place at Harrison Center for the Arts on Friday, September 6 with the theme: "Connect Your City." Accepting submissions now through Wed, July 31.
On May 25, 2013 we helped Indy Bike Polo in Arsenal Park by wrapping our Super Bowl fabric around their home courts. Through this project, PUP and Indy Bike Polo have made this park part of the community again by making the park more appealing to visit.
Indianapolis' Mayor Ballard alongside Vincent Bollore (pictured here) of Bollore group announce launch of new car share program, the first of it's kind in the United States. Bollore chose Indianapolis as U.S. launch site, will operate an all electric car fleet. Will launch with 500 cars and 180 charging stations beginning Spring 2014.
"After advocating and developing carsharing for the past 5 years, PUP is excited by Indianapolis' new partnership with AutoLib. Mayor Ballard and the City of Indianapolis is taking an ambitious first step toward expanding our transit options - continuing to make Indianapolis a more connected, contemporary, and livable city. PUP looks forward to collaborating with the Mayor's team and Autolib, ensuring we find great carsharing locations in neighborhoods throughout the city." - Michael Bricker, Executive Director, People for Urban Progress
"Thank you Mayor Ballard for your continued commitment to transit, sustainability practices, the environment and all of your effort to improve quality of life for Indianapolis Citizens." - Gary Reiter, Board President, People for Urban Progress
Our PUPstop Project was selected to be apart of SpontaneousInterventions: design actions for the common good. The theme for the U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architectural Biennale. PUP is one of 84 design actions featured as a part of the exhibit hosted at the Chicago Cultural Center through September 1, 2013.
We hosted 5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation's MAKE Your City, Make it Happen last month. Here's a quick look at what happened, who won, and what's next!
At long last, we finally have BUSH STADIUM SEAT BASE KITS and REFURBISHED SEATS available to order and purchase.
Here's what you need to know:
If you're still interested in purchasing seats 'as-is', we have added new dates:
WHEN: Starting April 25th, Thursdays ONLY, between 3:30-5:30pm.
WHERE: Indianapolis Fabrications, 1125 Brookside Ave. Ste. G50, 46202. They're located near the north end of the Circle City Industrial Complex.
PAYMENT: Cash and Credit Card Only.
If you have already purchased seats and would like to purchase a base kit, please ORDER HERE. Assembly required. Kits will include instructions. Kits are also made to order and could take up to three weeks to complete (though we're working as fast as we can). If you purchased a group of seats, please see both the BASE KIT and SKI FEET as base options.
**RED STEEL SEATS** - Base Kits do NOT fit the red STEEL seats, only orange and red ALUMINUM seats. For refurbished STEEL seats, contact Indianapolis Fabrications directly at email@example.com.
SEATS + BASE KITS
Also ORDER HERE for assembled REFURBISHED and AS-IS seat sets plus Base Kits. Seats are made to order and could take up to three weeks to complete.
If you have questions about the seats, dates, or placing a custom order, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Photo: Word on the Street's Jamey McPherson, Thomas Lewis, Elizabeth Sparrow, Chris Hartley and Kirstin Northenscold
Kirsten Northenscold presented "The Cool Bus" idea at MAKE 5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation event hosted by People for Urban Progress at Indianapolis Fabrications. The Cool Bus will be part installation, part toolbox, and all awesome. By setting up designated routes and coordinating with other educational institutions and nonprofits, they hope to become a literary center kids in Indianapolis can count on. Whether that be for their class on how to create a comic or for the final edits on a history paper. The result will be excited learners, better writers, and a more connected Indy.