Several of Woodland Design Projects were featured in the Exchange’s In-Fill PA Exhibition in Berwick, PA.
Can you spot our work?
Visit the online exhibit here: https://www.exchangearts.org/2023-exhibitsIn-fill is the practice of re-dedication of land to new programming and/or development. Many small towns and cities in Pennsylvania and elsewhere have vacant lots. Often these lots sit unused for years. In some instances, communities have reassigned these spaces as outdoor amenities such as pocket parks, playgrounds, community gardens, outdoor workspaces, meditation gardens, and performance venues. These transitions breathe new life into underutilized spaces.
IN-FILL PA sought to engage residents, artists, designers, and design firms from all over to share their work to inspire engaged dialogue to address in-fill spaces in communities across Pennsylvania.
Drawings, renderings, and photos from around the world were received and displayed at three venues: the Community Giving Foundation in Berwick; The Art Grind in Danville; and the Exchange Gallery in Bloomsburg (photos below).
Various professionals engaged community members at charrettes in each town — in Bloomsburg, outdoors on Main Street in two of the empty spaces that we encouraged participants to think about. They shared their ideas on plan and perspective drawings that we reproduced; they used markers, colored pencils, crayons, rubber stamps, and drafting templates, and we hung their work alongside that of the professional designers.