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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Friday, April 12, 6p.m. for our MAKE Your City; Make it Happen 5x5 event. Someone will walk away with $10,000 to implement their idea, completed by June 28. Five finalists have been selected to present their idea on 5 slides in 5 minutes. Presentations will take place at a free, 21+, public event at Indianapolis Fabrications (1125 Brookside Ave, Suite G50) on April 12 at 6 p.m.
The April 12 Make event is free to the public, although requires an RSVP at: http://make5x5.eventbrite.com/
Announcing, The 5 MAKE Presenters:
1.) “Making Gardens Grow: The mobile garden + grow with IndyGo pilot project” by Dawn Kroh of Green3 Studio
2.) “Tinkertown: an innovative space for creating, making, inventing, manufacturing and educating” by Jaron Garrett of Dreamapolis
3.) “Urban Alley Infill: embracing the space in between” by Kyle Perry of PROJECTiONE
4.) “Indianapolis Publishing Cooperative” (Indy Pub Co-Op) by Brandon Schaaf
5.) “The Cool Bus” by Kirstin Northenscold of WORD ON THE STREET
In addition to these 5 presentations, there will be a brief presentation by Hiba Abdallah of Broken City Lab.
Broken City Lab is an artist-led collective that works through collaborative social practice and creative research to understand the ways in which locality is shaped and enacted in the city. Tactical efforts and interventions are most-often aimed to disrupt and engage the community and infrastructure of Windsor, Ontario.
We encouraged you to stay after presentations. You can expect food and drink available for purchase by: Duos, Just Pop In!, New Day Meadery, Flat12 Bierwerks and live music by Jared Thompson and Premium Blend.
Collaborators helping PUP on the event — including with the selection and judging of ideas — include Indianapolis Fabrications, We Are City, URBN DSGN, Indianapolis International Network (IIN), Centric Indy, Civic Center of New Orleans and special guest Hiba Abdallah, Research Fellow at Broken City Lab from Windsor, Ontario. Other partners include Accent On Business, helping prep our speakers and Bayonet Media, helping document the event and winner's process. Promoting responsible travel, reservations with Mustache Rides can made at 317-6-RIDES-6.
5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation is a yearlong series of four themed idea-pitching events funded by Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), the Efroymson Family Fund and the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation. At each, an idea will be awarded $10,000. Big Car announced Round 1 winner on February 8. The winning idea is to bring a Pop Up Cinema to Indianapolis, presented by Craig Mince of Indianapolis International Film Festival. The next two and final two 5x5 events will be hosted by local nonprofits IndyHub on June 28 and Harrison Center for the Arts on September 6.
A Group of Social Innovators from Indianapolis, including Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and BigCar, went up to Detroit to be apart of PlaceMarket, presented by Little Things Labs. The theme? Placemaking. "It was a great opportunity to be in a diverse room full of Foundation representatives, Government Organizations and the Doers and Makers of social change-- to educate one another, ultimately learning from one another and coming together with a shared sense of definition of Place," says Amy Crook, PUP's Development Innovator.
Due to the success of the 'as-is' seat sales, we're adding a few more dates. We've also fielded requests on how to get spare parts. Both PARTS and SEATS can be picked up at Indianapolis Fabrications, 1125 Brookside Ave, Ste. G50. If you have questions, please don't call IFAB, just send PUP an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices for seats are the same: $45/single, $80/pair, $120/three, $160/four.
- Thursday March 7th, 3:30-5:30pm
- Thursday March 14th, 3:30-5:30pm
- Thursday March 21st, 3:30-5:30pm