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Dancing Forest - detail

Dancing Forest - detail
Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.

Hopscotch Crosswalks Colossus

Hopscotch Crosswalks seen from above
The Monumental City is played by giants among many – the business person, the bird, the worker and you. Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus is an intersection of four oversized hopscotch-court-crosswalks, each featuring a quintessential Baltimore path-print. Featuring the shoe, the bird track, the boot and the footprint, the project is a monument to the people who populate the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District and make Baltimore The Greatest City in America.

Mondawmin Crossings - Reisterstown Rd

Mondawmin Crossings - Reisterstown Rd
Greater Mondawmin is a collection of strong neighborhoods sharing an array of educational, recreational, and shopping opportunities. Unfortunately, residents are unable to safely walk or bike to our local amenities due to streetscape barriers like the dangerous highways that ring Druid Hill Park and Mondawmin Mall. Mondawmin Crossings was an interactive walking tour exploring neighborhood history and opportunities for improving how local residents connect with our many valuable community places.

Visioning Home Mapping - after

Visioning Home Mapping - after
Visioning Home was a day-long workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art that invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about Baltimore neighborhoods and envision possible futures. As part of the Imagining Home exhibit series, forty residents from across the city gathered for this meaningful day to learn about civically engaged art, find inspiration in the museum’s collection, and take part in a series of facilitated conversations and artmaking activities designed to spark creative thinking about changes and opportunities in Baltimore.

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About Graham

Baltimore City

Graham Coreil-Allen is a Baltimore-based public artist and organizer working to make cities more inclusive and livable through public art, radical walking tours, and civic engagement. Through research and action, Coreil-Allen develops projects that push pedestrian agency, interpret the overlooked, and renegotiate public space. The artist activates the everyday built environment through video, participatory mapping, installations for pedestrian play, critical writing, and New Public Sites walking tours... more

Dancing Forest

Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration. Combining spectacular movement with urban wayfinding symbols, Dancing Forest created an exciting, playful environment inspiring participants to continue exploring Baltimore’s many intriguing places.

Dancing Forest
July 21-23, 2017
Artscape
Charles Street Bridge, Baltimore, MD
Submersion printed nylon, blowers, felt, LED lights, grass, website
20’ x 45’ x 200’
Project partners: Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Station North Tool Library

  • Dancing Forest

    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest

    Dancing Forest
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - detail

    Dancing Forest - detail
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - kid tipping tree

    Dancing Forest - kid tipping tree
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - night

    Dancing Forest - night
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - Protest marker

    Dancing Forest - Protest marker
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - Bicycle Love marker

    Dancing Forest - Bicycle Love marker
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - Arabbers marker

    Dancing Forest - Arabbers marker
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - Formstone marker

    Dancing Forest - Formstone marker
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - Chicken Box marker

    Dancing Forest - Chicken Box marker
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.

Recent New Public Sites Walking Tours

New Public Sites walking tours explore the history, design and uses of overlooked public spaces. From championing pedestrian accessibility around Druid Hill Park, to exploring the robust and emerging civic spaces and public art of Arlington County, New Public Sites tours show that place is truly what we made of it. Through New Public Sites walking tours we poetically re-experienced everyday public spaces while learning from community leaders and civil servants how to affect change at the block level. Recent tours include the Arlington County Wandering series, Rosslyn Public Art, Mondawmin Crossings, Druid Hill Reservoir Interchange, and Bromo District.

New Public Sites consist of everyday public spaces existing in one or more of three states: rendered mute by their physical and discursive emptiness, ambiguous due to contextual contradictions of urban design, and/or invisible from a lack of formal architectural framing and practical readability. Through tours, maps and videos, Public Artist Graham Coreil-Allen cultivates pedestrian agency, interprets aspects of the everyday and investigates the negotiable nature of the built environment. New Public Sites invites you to practice “radical pedestrianism” – traveling by foot through infinite sites of freedom while testing the limits of and redefining public space.

  • Mondawmin Crossings - gathering on Auchentoroly Terrace

    Mondawmin Crossings - gathering on Auchentoroly Terrace
    Greater Mondawmin is a collection of strong neighborhoods sharing an array of educational, recreational, and shopping opportunities. Unfortunately, residents are unable to safely walk or bike to our local amenities due to streetscape barriers like the dangerous highways that ring Druid Hill Park and Mondawmin Mall. Mondawmin Crossings was an interactive walking tour exploring neighborhood history and opportunities for improving how local residents connect with our many valuable community places.
  • Mondawmin Crossings - Reisterstown Rd

    Mondawmin Crossings - Reisterstown Rd
    Greater Mondawmin is a collection of strong neighborhoods sharing an array of educational, recreational, and shopping opportunities. Unfortunately, residents are unable to safely walk or bike to our local amenities due to streetscape barriers like the dangerous highways that ring Druid Hill Park and Mondawmin Mall. Mondawmin Crossings was an interactive walking tour exploring neighborhood history and opportunities for improving how local residents connect with our many valuable community places.
  • Threading History in Place Bromo Tour - gathering

    Threading History in Place Bromo Tour - gathering
    Presented by Everyman Theatre, Threading History in Place: Bromo District Walking Tour explored the invisible public spaces and storied buildings reflecting the history of Baltimore’s fashion industry, department stores and garment district. The tour highlighted past and present political, development, and marketing efforts shaping neighborhoods within the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District.
  • Threading History in Place Bromo Tour - Stephen Wise menswear designer

    Threading History in Place Bromo Tour - Stephen Wise menswear designer
    Presented by Everyman Theatre, Threading History in Place: Bromo District Walking Tour explored the invisible public spaces and storied buildings reflecting the history of Baltimore’s fashion industry, department stores and garment district. The tour highlighted past and present political, development, and marketing efforts shaping neighborhoods within the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District.
  • Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour - Dark Star Park

    Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour - Dark Star Park
    Public art helps to give a community a sense of place, yet often even longtime locals may not know the story behind the artworks. Led by an Arlington County Public Artist in Residence Graham Coreil-Allen, the Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour explored the the history, design, and purpose of Rosslyn’s celebrated public art collection. These 90 minute tours took advantage of Rosslyn’s pedestrian-friendly character to explore a robust network of spectacular and hidden public spaces.
  • Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour - Quill

    Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour - Quill
    Public art helps to give a community a sense of place, yet often even longtime locals may not know the story behind the artworks. Led by an Arlington County Public Artist in Residence Graham Coreil-Allen, the Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour explored the the history, design, and purpose of Rosslyn’s celebrated public art collection. These 90 minute tours took advantage of Rosslyn’s pedestrian-friendly character to explore a robust network of spectacular and hidden public spaces.
  • Reservoir Interchange Walking Tour - Druid Lake Dam

    Reservoir Interchange Walking Tour - Druid Lake Dam
    Druid Hill Reservoir Interchange explored the overlapping embankments and sidewalks to nowhere between the Jones Falls Expressway and the Druid Hill Park Reservoir. The tour focused on the history of the the park, the absurd and challenging impacts of surrounding highways, and background on the current reservoir construction project.
  • Reservoir Interchange Walking Tour - JFX Overlook

    Reservoir Interchange Walking Tour - JFX Overlook
    Druid Hill Reservoir Interchange explored the overlapping embankments and sidewalks to nowhere between the Jones Falls Expressway and the Druid Hill Park Reservoir. The tour focused on the history of the the park, the absurd and challenging impacts of surrounding highways, and background on the current reservoir construction project.
  • Arlington County Wandering Lee Highway

    Arlington County Wandering Lee Highway
    Arlington, Virginia is an impressively old yet historically suburban county now coursing with high-density, transit-oriented infill development. The County Wandering walking tour series explored and reimagined the urban and suburban spaces of Lee Highway, Courthouse Square, and Columbia Pike. Each tour was led by Arlington County Public Artist in Residence Graham Coreil-Allen and featured community leaders and county representatives speaking about recent and ongoing planning efforts. Highlights included county-supported public art projects and placemaking efforts.
  • Arlington County Wandering Columbia Pike

    Arlington County Wandering Columbia Pike
    Arlington, Virginia is an impressively old yet historically suburban county now coursing with high-density, transit-oriented infill development. The County Wandering walking tour series explored and reimagined the urban and suburban spaces of Lee Highway, Courthouse Square, and Columbia Pike. Each tour was led by Arlington County Public Artist in Residence Graham Coreil-Allen and featured community leaders and county representatives speaking about recent and ongoing planning efforts. Highlights included county-supported public art projects and placemaking efforts.

Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus

The Monumental City is played by giants among many – the business person, the bird, the worker and you. Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus is an intersection of four oversized hopscotch-court-crosswalks, each featuring a quintessential Baltimore path-print. Featuring the shoe, the bird track, the boot and the footprint, the project is a monument to the people who populate the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District and make Baltimore The Greatest City in America.

North Side: The Shoe
The Towering Businessperson skips east approaching downtown skyscrapers.

East Side: The Bird Track
The Superbird Champion hops south heading to Camden Yards and The Raven’s Walk.

South Side: The Boot
Wobbling west The Worker passes through a former garment district built by labor.

West Side: The Footprint
The Hippie Artist bounces north with abandon towards lofty digs in the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District.

Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus
December 4, 2013
Eutaw and Lombard Streets
Baltimore, MD

Permanent crosswalks installation

Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

FutureSite Mapping

Produced with the Baltimore Museum of Art, Visioning Home Mapping and FutureSite Baltimore were interactive mapping installations and activity in which participants wrote on and placed laser cut cardboard signs within immersive tape map to illustrate and discuss their neighborhood assets, challenges, and new ideas.

BMA Visioning Home Mapping Workshop
September 23, 2017
Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
gaff tape, laser cut cardboard, spray paint, play doh, markers
24' x 24' x 12”
Project partner: Baltimore Museum of Art

Visioning Home was a day-long workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art that invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about Baltimore neighborhoods and envision possible futures. As part of the Imagining Home exhibit series, forty residents from across the city gathered for this meaningful day to learn about civically engaged art, find inspiration in the museum’s collection, and take part in a series of facilitated conversations and artmaking activities designed to spark creative thinking about changes and opportunities in Baltimore. El Paso artist and city councilperson Peter Svarzbein presented on how his fictitious advertising campaign to revive a defunct trolley raised $97 million in funding to re-establish strong cultural and economic bonds between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico communities. Group discussions were captured throughout the day by visualizations drawn onto the studio's walls by graphic recorder Lucinda Levine. The day of engagement culminated in an interactive mapping installation and activity created and led by public artist Graham Coreil-Allen. Participants used laser cut cardboard signs to write and illustrate their neighborhood assets, challenges, and new ideas. They placed these signs on corresponding locations within an immersive, 22’ x 24’ floor map made of brightly colored tape. Residents highlighted and sensitively discussed a range of issues such as the school-to-prison pipeline, food deserts, and industrial pollution; and proposed new ideas such as job-creating urban farms, universal tuition, and completing Baltimore’s mass transit rail network.

FutureSite Mapping Baltimore at the The Necessity of Tomorrow(s): Mark Bradford—Making a Path
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12pm-3:30pm
Presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art at Union Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Partners: The Baltimore Museum of Art, Union Baptist Church

How do you make a path to power where none exists? How do you assess a community's needs and create access for a community to self-determine?

Presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art at Union Baptist Church, FutureSite Baltimore invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about our city and envision possible futures by sharing their neighborhood assets, concerns, and ideas. This interactive mapping activity was presented as part of the The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) lecture series featuring luminary artist Mark Bradford in conversation with BMA Director Christopher Bedford. Bradford’s talk explored how the artist grapples with “making a path,” and other key questions in his artistic practice and community-based work. Afterwards, attendees were invited to contribute to the FutureSite Baltimore map by writing on laser cut signs and creating play doh sculptures representing their inspired visions for the future of Baltimore City. Contributions to the map were collected by the museum to inform forthcoming programming.

  • Visioning Home Mapping - after

    Visioning Home Mapping - after
    Visioning Home was a day-long workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art that invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about Baltimore neighborhoods and envision possible futures. As part of the Imagining Home exhibit series, forty residents from across the city gathered for this meaningful day to learn about civically engaged art, find inspiration in the museum’s collection, and take part in a series of facilitated conversations and artmaking activities designed to spark creative thinking about changes and opportunities in Baltimore.
  • Visioning Home Mapping - before

    Visioning Home Mapping - before
    Visioning Home was a day-long workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art that invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about Baltimore neighborhoods and envision possible futures. As part of the Imagining Home exhibit series, forty residents from across the city gathered for this meaningful day to learn about civically engaged art, find inspiration in the museum’s collection, and take part in a series of facilitated conversations and artmaking activities designed to spark creative thinking about changes and opportunities in Baltimore.
  • Visioning Home Mapping - making signs

    Visioning Home Mapping - making signs
    Visioning Home was a day-long workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art that invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about Baltimore neighborhoods and envision possible futures. As part of the Imagining Home exhibit series, forty residents from across the city gathered for this meaningful day to learn about civically engaged art, find inspiration in the museum’s collection, and take part in a series of facilitated conversations and artmaking activities designed to spark creative thinking about changes and opportunities in Baltimore.
  • Visioning Home Mapping - participants laying tape

    Visioning Home Mapping - participants laying tape
    Visioning Home was a day-long workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art that invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about Baltimore neighborhoods and envision possible futures. As part of the Imagining Home exhibit series, forty residents from across the city gathered for this meaningful day to learn about civically engaged art, find inspiration in the museum’s collection, and take part in a series of facilitated conversations and artmaking activities designed to spark creative thinking about changes and opportunities in Baltimore.
  • Visioning Home Mapping - group discussion

    Visioning Home Mapping - group discussion
    Visioning Home was a day-long workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art that invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about Baltimore neighborhoods and envision possible futures. As part of the Imagining Home exhibit series, forty residents from across the city gathered for this meaningful day to learn about civically engaged art, find inspiration in the museum’s collection, and take part in a series of facilitated conversations and artmaking activities designed to spark creative thinking about changes and opportunities in Baltimore.
  • FutureSite Baltimore Map

    FutureSite Baltimore Map
    Presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art at Union Baptist Church, FutureSite Baltimore invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about our city and envision possible futures by sharing their neighborhood assets, concerns, and ideas. This interactive mapping activity was presented as part of the The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) lecture series featuring luminary artist Mark Bradford in conversation with BMA Director Christopher Bedford. Bradford’s talk explored how the artist grapples with “making a path,” and other key questions in his artistic practice and community-based work.
  • FutureSite Baltimore - sign making station

    FutureSite Baltimore - sign making station
    Presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art at Union Baptist Church, FutureSite Baltimore invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about our city and envision possible futures by sharing their neighborhood assets, concerns, and ideas. This interactive mapping activity was presented as part of the The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) lecture series featuring luminary artist Mark Bradford in conversation with BMA Director Christopher Bedford. Bradford’s talk explored how the artist grapples with “making a path,” and other key questions in his artistic practice and community-based work.
  • FutureSite Baltimore - youth adding sign

    FutureSite Baltimore - youth adding sign
    Presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art at Union Baptist Church, FutureSite Baltimore invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about our city and envision possible futures by sharing their neighborhood assets, concerns, and ideas. This interactive mapping activity was presented as part of the The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) lecture series featuring luminary artist Mark Bradford in conversation with BMA Director Christopher Bedford. Bradford’s talk explored how the artist grapples with “making a path,” and other key questions in his artistic practice and community-based work.
  • FutureSite Baltimore - Map with signs

    FutureSite Baltimore - Map with signs
    Presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art at Union Baptist Church, FutureSite Baltimore invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about our city and envision possible futures by sharing their neighborhood assets, concerns, and ideas. This interactive mapping activity was presented as part of the The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) lecture series featuring luminary artist Mark Bradford in conversation with BMA Director Christopher Bedford. Bradford’s talk explored how the artist grapples with “making a path,” and other key questions in his artistic practice and community-based work.

Pop-Up Crosswalks & Pedestrian Playscapes

Pop-Up crosswalks and pedestrian playscapes invite participants to retake our streets for safety and interaction.

  • Footprints Crosswalk

    Footprints Crosswalk
    Footprints Crosswalk was a temporary crosswalk made of colorful stencils marking various walking tracks connecting the residents of Baltimore’s Auchentoroly Terrace neighborhood to the adjacent Druid Hill Park. The installation location was selected by residents through a Plan4Health-funded engagement process led by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and BikeMore in collaboration with the Auchentoroly Terrace Association and public artist Graham Coreil-Allen.
  • Footprints Crosswalk

    Footprints Crosswalk
    Footprints Crosswalk was a temporary crosswalk made of colorful stencils marking various walking tracks connecting the residents of Baltimore’s Auchentoroly Terrace neighborhood to the adjacent Druid Hill Park. The installation location was selected by residents through a Plan4Health-funded engagement process led by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and BikeMore in collaboration with the Auchentoroly Terrace Association and public artist Graham Coreil-Allen.
  • Footprints Crosswalk Save Lives

    Footprints Crosswalk Save Lives
    Footprints Crosswalk was a temporary crosswalk made of colorful stencils marking various walking tracks connecting the residents of Baltimore’s Auchentoroly Terrace neighborhood to the adjacent Druid Hill Park. The crosswalk was enhanced with custom "Save Lives" street signs warning motorists to yield to pedestrians.
  • Harbor Hopscotch

    Harbor Hopscotch
    Harbor Hopscotch is a 103’ long, colorful hopscotch court playfully activating the ramp entrance to West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The temporary installation of teal, electric blue, and fuchsia colored spray chalk was commissioned by the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore to bring more people into the south end of this prominent public space. Pedestrians strolling on the Inner Harbor Promenade are met with a large project ground graphic inviting them to hop up the ramp leading into West Shore Park.
  • Harbor Hopscotch

    Harbor Hopscotch
    Harbor Hopscotch is a 103’ long, colorful hopscotch court playfully activating the ramp entrance to West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The temporary installation of teal, electric blue, and fuchsia colored spray chalk was commissioned by the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore to bring more people into the south end of this prominent public space. Pedestrians strolling on the Inner Harbor Promenade are met with a large project ground graphic inviting them to hop up the ramp leading into West Shore Park.
  • HopXcotch Rivalry Girl Jumping

    HopXcotch Rivalry Girl Jumping
    HopXcotch Rivalry in action. HopXcotch Rivalry was two extreme hopscotch courses crossing for one action packed, two person race. Inspired by the success of my Hopscotch Crosswalks in downtown Baltimore, this project brought playful pedestrian action to the middle of Artscape’s Field Day programing along Charles Street. Participants started at competing ends of the yellow and teal hopscotch paths had to jump fast while staying on track. The two 50’ long courses met at the middle, presenting an opportunity for racers to bump each other of course.
  • HopXcotch Rivalry - Jumpers Jumping

    HopXcotch Rivalry - Jumpers Jumping
    HopXcotch Rivalry in action. HopXcotch Rivalry was two extreme hopscotch courses crossing for one action packed, two person race. Inspired by the success of my Hopscotch Crosswalks in downtown Baltimore, this project brought playful pedestrian action to the middle of Artscape’s Field Day programing along Charles Street. Participants started at competing ends of the yellow and teal hopscotch paths had to jump fast while staying on track. The two 50’ long courses met at the middle, presenting an opportunity for racers to bump each other of course.
  • HopXcotch Rivalry - participant signing the wall of winners

    HopXcotch Rivalry - participant signing the wall of winners
    HopXcotch Rivalry invted to sign the Wall of Winners HopXcotch Rivalry was two extreme hopscotch courses crossing for one action packed, two person race. Inspired by the success of my Hopscotch Crosswalks in downtown Baltimore, this project brought playful pedestrian action to the middle of Artscape’s Field Day programing along Charles Street. Participants started at competing ends of the yellow and teal hopscotch paths had to jump fast while staying on track. The two 50’ long courses met at the middle, presenting an opportunity for racers to bump each other of course.
  • Greene Tree Agility Trail

    Greene Tree Agility Trail
    The Greene Tree Agility Trail is an interactive playscape for younger children to engage their neighborhood public space through physical games and exercises. The project was commissioned by the Greene Tree Homeowners Association as a way to activate a disused former basketball court. The five color installation was made using a combination of stencil-based and hand painting techniques.
  • Greene Tree Agility Trail - Hopscotch

    Greene Tree Agility Trail - Hopscotch
    The Greene Tree Agility Trail is an interactive playscape for younger children to engage their neighborhood public space through physical games and exercises. The project was commissioned by the Greene Tree Homeowners Association as a way to activate a disused former basketball court. The five color installation was made using a combination of stencil-based and hand painting techniques.

New Public Sites - Five Points Denver

Denver’s Five Points neighborhood is a hotbed of creativity and construction taking place among powerful sites of heritage. Led by Graham Coreil-Allen, the New Public Sites – Five Points walking tours and immersive map installation showed how regular people have helped shape the history, design and current uses of public spaces around Five Points. Taking place within and around RedLine‘s 48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art and Conversation, the New Public Sites – Five Points Denver provided a range of opportunities for learning about and activating the power of public space within a truly beautiful, challenging and inspirational neighborhood.

The New Public Sites tours were free and open to the public as part of RedLine’s 48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art and Conversation summit. The first tour took place on Wednesday, August 10 from 11am-12:30pm, and focused on sites of heritage and change around Welton Street. Stops will included Lawson Park, Cousins Plaza, speculative/construction sites, and the Five Points intersection itself. The second tour took place on Thursday, August 11 from 6-7:30pm, and investigated the positive and negative impacts of urban planning and development around the RiNo arts district. Sites will include Broadway’s triangular spaces, Sustainability Park, and The Temple.

During the tours, Coreil-Allen recited poetic terms and definitions identifying specific types of public sites and experiences unique to Five Points. Along the way, he also invited neighborhood experts, such as residents, workers and other stakeholders, to help identify, interpret, and activate their own public spaces. Guest speakers included Centro Humanitario organizers Nancy Rosas and Judith Marquez, Blair-Caldwell Librarian Terry Nelson, long-term resident and RTD Title-VI Specialist Shontel Lewis, Five Points Fermentation owner Asia Dorsey, and The Temple Director Adam Gordon. The project was also informed by a range of interviewees included Tyrone Beverly, Beverly Grant, Lyz Riley, PJ DAmico, George Perez, Hadiya Evans, Julie Rubsam, Nikki Pike, and Celia Herrera. The tours culminated with participants contributing found objects to an immersive map and photography installation at RedLine.

New Public Sites - Five Points Denver
Redline Contemporary Art Center
Denver, CO
August 10 & 11, 2016

SiteLines Walking Tours, Video Series, & Gallery Installation

SiteLines was a multimedia collection of online videos, experimental walking tours and an immersive art installation presented by ICA Baltimore at Current Space, featuring banners, photography, typography and cartography derived from nearby invisible public spaces.

Sitelines is a translation of New Public Sites walking tours into video web series capturing the artist and walking tour participants as they playfully explore public space while he shares the sites’ histories, design, and uses. The ongoing New Public Sites project interprets the overlooked and invisible sites within cities, investigates the negotiable nature of public space, and pushes the boundaries of pedestrian agency. Filming for the first season of SiteLines began in September 2014 with four tours: Crossing the Highway to Nowhere, Reservoir Chill, Old Town Walking Revival and Power Plant Alive! These collections of new public sites are connected by suburban style development in an urban context, including freeways and pedestrian malls. Videos from these walks will be incorporated into a larger installation of banners, photography, typography, found object sculptures and a gallery-size map at Baltimore’s Current Space, opening on April 24. During the course of the three week exhibition, Coreil-Allen will also lead three walking tours in collaboration with additional artists working in the surrounding Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District. All tours are free and open to the public.

New Public Sites – SiteLines
August 2014 – May 2015
Various locations
ICA Baltimore at Current Space
421 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Baltimore, MD

  • Wandering Shards of Specter Riches - Wakling Tour

    Wandering Shards of Specter Riches - Wakling Tour
    Introduction to walking tour exploring the histories of economic injustice embedded in the westside of downtown Baltimore. Wandering Shards of Specter Riches Meet at Current Space 421 N Howard St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 May 9, 2015 Share Baltimore’s enduring strength as it struggles to survive top-down schemes of superblocked urban renewal. Wandering Shards of Spector Riches walking tour explores the specter riches of defensive architecture, Formstone facades and invisible sites of history and resistance.
  • NPS SiteLines - Remote Sidewalk Sublime

    The Urban Sublime An awesome and overpowering experience of place that allows comprehension of spatial enormity beyond ordinary sense and sight. Reservoir Chill Jones Falls Expressway at Druid Hill Park September 13, 2014 Where the sidewalk ends beyond a flowing overpass, climb as Druids towards a pastoral sublime. Reservoir Chill explores the overlapping embankments and sidewalks to nowhere between the Jones Falls Expressway and Druid Hill Park in Baltimore. The tour is free and open to the public. We will walk for approximately 60 minutes at a moderate pace.
  • NPS SiteLines - Radical Pedestrianism

    Radical Pedestrianism The practice of traveling by foot through infinite sites of freedom while testing the limits of and redefining public space. Crossing the Highway to Nowhere Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard & Route 40 Baltimore MD 21201 September 6, 2014 & April 25, 2015 Crossing the Highway to Nowhere walking tour explores interchanging embankments around The Highway to Nowhere while boldly crossing where many have walked before. Among brutalist piers and pastoral landscaping, we will experience moments of Seclusion Acres, Territorial Reinforcement and Median Refuge.
  • Old Town Mall re:authorized histories

    Old Town Mall re:authorized histories
    Tour participant sharing her history of Old Town Mall's height as one of Baltimore's major African American shopping districts. Video still
  • Power Plant Alive! Walking Tour - Climax

    Power Plant Alive! Walking Tour - Climax
    Hold the WIPA? Trophy aloft as we ascend the spectacle. Power Plant Alive! 601 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201 at the south side of Market Place and Pratt St. September 27, 2014 Wear your full rock gear to swamp the market and flip the switch on its power of place. Power Plant Alive! explores the Sub/urban Ambiguity of the Cordish Companies ground-breaking, pseudo urban spectacle complex in downtown Baltimore.
  • Power Plant Alive! Exploring Aural Uncertainty

    Power Plant Alive! Exploring Aural Uncertainty
    Participants listening to a Box of Uncertainty along the Power Plant Alive! tour while the tour guide narratives remotely via walkie talkie. Box of Uncertainty: A box of harmonious form and demeanor, ever so quiety undone by subtleties of sound and/or entropy. Photo by James Singewald.
  • SiteLines gallery installation at Current Space

    SiteLines gallery installation at Current Space
    Installation featuring hanging pigmented ink banners, framed photos, and found material sculptures - all derived from explorations of invisible public sites. On their fronts, these banners feature photos of memorable SiteLines places, while on their reverse sides the banners display poetic definitions inspired by the architecture and alternative histories of Baltimore. SitesLines ICA Baltimore at Current Space 421 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Baltimore, MD SiteLines was a multimedia collection of online videos, experimental walking tours and an immersive art installatio
  • SiteLines - New Public Bulletin Board

    SiteLines - New Public Bulletin Board
    Bulletin board installation featuring ephemera, research, and found objects derived from walking tours of invisible sites. SitesLines ICA Baltimore at Current Space 421 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Baltimore, MD SiteLines was a multimedia collection of online videos, experimental walking tours and an immersive art installation presented by ICA Baltimore at Current Space, featuring banners, photography, typography and cartography derived from nearby invisible public spaces. Sitelines is a translation of New Public Sites walking tours into video web series capturing the a
  • SitesLines - Shattered Shields

    SitesLines - Shattered Shields
    Shattered Shields sculpture This sculpture is made from shattered safety glass of car windshields collected from nearby streets in Baltimore.
  • SiteLines - Shards of Site

    SiteLines - Shards of Site
    Shards of Site - Shredded pavement souvenirs serving as mementos of place. These shards of site were collected by participants along two walking tours: Crossing the Highway to Nowhere and Wandering Shards of Specter Riches. SitesLines ICA Baltimore at Current Space 421 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Baltimore, MD SiteLines was a multimedia collection of online videos, experimental walking tours and an immersive art installation presented by ICA Baltimore at Current Space, featuring banners, photography, typography and cartography derived from nearby invisible public space

New Public Sites - Rockville & Westminster

New Public Sites - The Ragged Edge of Rockville
http://grahamprojects.com/projects/the-ragged-edge-of-rockville/
Suggested starting point is VisArts:
155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850
New Public Sites – The Ragged Edge of Rockville was originally presented September 2 – October 18, 2015 as part of Come Back to Rockville!, a two-person, participatory art project with Naoko Wowsugi, curated by Laura Roulet and sponsored by VisArts.

New Public Sites – The Ragged Edge of Rockville explores the invisible sites, contradictory features and historical spirits embedded in downtown Rockville. Radical walking tours and a VisArts gallery installation of banners, videos and maps stitch together an array of new and old buildings, urban and suburban places, and psychically-charged, poetic sites. As the historic seat of Montgomery County turned booming DC suburb, Rockville stands as an example par excellence of Sub/Urban Ambiguity: “Cities and suburbs posing as enigmas of one another.” The title of the project is inspired by a quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, in which the narrator reflects on how his former home in the “Middle West seems like the ragged edge of the universe now”. Tour activities include making paper rubbings and collecting Shards of Site while engaging memorials of literary tribute and contested Civil War histories. Along the way, participants will explore newly created public spaces aspiring to urban authenticity while beholding suburban voids overturning in speculative wait.

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New Public Sites - McDaniel / Westminster
http://grahamprojects.com/projects/nps-mcdanielwestminster/
November 5 – December 18, 2015
Presented in conjunction with
Alternative Cartographies
Curated by Izabel Galliera
Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall,
McDaniel College

Explore the invisible sites, commanding vistas, and meaningful connections between McDaniel College and Union Street in Westminster, Maryland through New Public Sites – McDaniel / Westminster. Developed in collaboration with students and residents, this walking tour and multimedia gallery installation investigated the overlooked yet meaningful public spaces between an idyllic hilltop and historic neighboring streets. Featuring sites such as the Epic Embankment, VistaBowl, Sidewalk Signatures, and Boys & Girls Club, New Public Sites – McDaniel / Westminster discovered how pedestrians activate intriguing moments between learning and living. Complimentary art maps were available in the gallery.
New Public Sites – McDaniel / Westminster was presented in conjunction with Alternative Cartographies: Artists Claiming Public Space, curated by Izabel Galliera in the Rice Gallery at McDaniel College. Galliera states: “This exhibition brings together six contemporary international artists, Matei Bejenaru, Graham Coreil-Allen, Jason Hoylman, Daniela Kostova, Olivia Robinson, and Miryana Todorova, who are concerned with the subversive potential of cartography. Working in diverse artistic media, including performance art, drawing, video art and installation, the artists seek to convey cartography as an instrument of empowerment.”

New Public Maps, Prints & Signs

Maps, Prints, and sign-paintings representing invisible places. New Public Sites maps feature aerial photography, color coded graphics, Shards of Site and terms and definitions all reinterpreting the invisible sites and overlooked features of our everyday urban environments. They are an attempt to both located the invisible and get you critically lost. Each map was made freely available for radical walking tours in Baltimore City and beyond.

  • Shards of Site Print

    Shards of Site Print
    The Shards of Site was created for the inaugural Print/Collect portfolio features an array of poetically titled urban artifacts collected from the streets of Baltimore. The shredded pavement souvenirs will serve as mementos of place as they gracefully hang on the walls of your urban abode. The print is a 20” x 16” pigmented ink print on archival 13.5mil cotton rag. Limited edition of 125 signed and numbered.
  • New Public Sites – Station North Avenue Free Map

    New Public Sites – Station North Avenue Free Map
    Organized in conjunction with Invited: Celebration Station October 21 – November 11, 2012. MICA Graduate Studio Center Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries 113 W.
  • Shadow Crosswalk

    Shadow Crosswalk
    New Public Sites – Road Signs are “poster-paintings” consisting of photographs appropriated from the New Public Sites tumblr enlarged and printed on 20lb bond paper, wheat pasted on found plywood, then accented with hand-painted terms and ideas from the New Public Sites Typology. 14? x 20?, Pigmented ink print, plywood, wheat paste, acrylic paint. First exhibited with print/collect at the (e)merge art fair October 4-6, 2013.
  • Rollin' Out

    Rollin' Out
    New Public Sites – Road Signs are “poster-paintings” consisting of photographs appropriated from the New Public Sites tumblr enlarged and printed on 20lb bond paper, wheat pasted on found plywood, then accented with hand-painted terms and ideas from the New Public Sites Typology. 14? x 20?, Pigmented ink print, plywood, wheat paste, acrylic paint. First exhibited with print/collect at the (e)merge art fair October 4-6, 2013.
  • Platzgeist Shards

    Platzgeist Shards
    The Platzgeist Shards poster presents an array of found and appropriated objects symbolically arranged to convey specific ‘spirits of place’. As individual Shards of Site, each object is a souvenir serving as mementos of place. Hypergraphically assembled, these shards are an attempt to capture the psychic or experiential essences of specific types of place. As a map or non-site, the Platzgeists Shards poster also identifies and defines the corresponding terms and ideas listed below. The print is an 11” x 14” pigmented ink print on archival paper.
  • New Public Sites – Balto East Bike Tour

    New Public Sites – Balto East Bike Tour
    Saturday, October 5th, 2013 1-2:30 p.m. the Creative Alliance 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224 Travel Eastern Ave, O’Donnell St America! Take a self/guided bicycle tour from Highlandtown to the Travel America Center and back, that will explore how the urban design of “invisible” public spaces affect our everyday experiences of eastern Baltimore. The tour will investigate the architectural dynamics and social conditions that make places such as the Eastern Avenue Underpass and the O’Donnell Street Interchange as mundane and confounding as they are fascinating and beautiful.
  • New Public Sites – Station North Avenue Free Map

    New Public Sites – Station North Avenue Free Map
    Organized in conjunction with Invited: Celebration Station October 21 – November 11, 2012. MICA Graduate Studio Center Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries 113 W.
  • New Public Sites - Arlington Drift Free Map

    New Public Sites - Arlington Drift Free Map
    ON THE ROAD Arlington Art Center 3550 Wilson Blvd + Ballston neighborhood Arlington, VA February 2 - April 3, 2011 Curated by Jeffry Cudlin Among towers, over voids, within our fleeting reflective movements there live vistas invisible and playscapes for all. Immersed in the sublime matter of place, grasping these moments of our daily passing, drifting through infinite sites of freedom, we test the limits of space public and cultivate situations unseen. New Public Sites - Arlington Drift was a combination video/cartography installation and radical pedestrian walking
  • New Public Sites - Middle Branch Crossing Free Map

    New Public Sites - Middle Branch Crossing Free Map
    Middle Branch of the Patapsco River + Maryland Institute College of Art M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition III Meyerhoff Gallery 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217 April 23 - May 2, 2010 Beyond a raven stadium and above the Westport light rail station lies a majestic collection of public spaces around the northwestern tip of the Patapsco River's Middle Branch. Here a transit network spans a waterfront amalgam of voids, lost spaces, paths, pauses and vistas.
  • New Public Sites - Middle Branch Crossing Wall Map

    New Public Sites - Middle Branch Crossing Wall Map
    Middle Branch of the Patapsco River + Maryland Institute College of Art M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition III Meyerhoff Gallery 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217 April 23 - May 2, 2010 Beyond a raven stadium and above the Westport light rail station lies a majestic collection of public spaces around the northwestern tip of the Patapsco River's Middle Branch. Here a transit network spans a waterfront amalgam of voids, lost spaces, paths, pauses and vistas.

New Public Sites - Walking Tours 2010-2014

The New Public Sites project explores the history, design and uses of overlooked public spaces within cities and suburbs. New Public Sites consist of everyday public spaces existing in one or more of three states: rendered mute by their physical and discursive emptiness, ambiguous due to contextual contradictions of urban design, and/or invisible from a lack of formal architectural framing and practical readability. NPS walking tours, maps and videos push pedestrian agency, interpret aspects of the everyday and investigate the negotiable nature of the built environment. New Public Sites invites you to practice “radical pedestrianism” - traveling by foot through infinite sites of freedom while testing the limits of and redefining public space.

  • New Public Sites – Balto East Bike Tour - Enlightened Elevation

    New Public Sites – Balto East Bike Tour - Enlightened Elevation
    Enlightened Elevation Supple terrain providing the ideal incline from which one may vista gaze from a wise viewing distance. Saturday, October 5th | 1-2:30 p.m. the Creative Alliance 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224 Travel Eastern Ave, O’Donnell St America! Take a self/guided bicycle tour from Highlandtown to the Travel America Center and back, that will explore how the urban design of “invisible” public spaces affect our everyday experiences of eastern Baltimore.
  • New Public Sites – Balto East Bike Tour - Convenience Alteration Ramp

    New Public Sites – Balto East Bike Tour - Convenience Alteration Ramp
    Convenience Alterations Pedestrian interventions, concrete or otherwise, making ease-of-use improvements to place. Saturday, October 5th | 1-2:30 p.m. the Creative Alliance 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224 Travel Eastern Ave, O’Donnell St America! Take a self/guided bicycle tour from Highlandtown to the Travel America Center and back, that will explore how the urban design of “invisible” public spaces affect our everyday experiences of eastern Baltimore.
  • New Public Sites – Station North Avenue - Crosswalk Dissolution

    New Public Sites – Station North Avenue - Crosswalk Dissolution
    Crosswalk Dissolution When crosswalk conviction leads to uncertainty, parallel lines appear to rupture and wash thin. Organized in conjunction with Invited: Celebration Station October 21 – November 11, 2012. MICA Graduate Studio Center Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries 113 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201 New Public Sites – Station North Avenue (NPS-SNA) is free walking tour through seven collections of invisible sites and overlooked architectural and psychic features along North Avenue between Greenmount and Howard Streets.
  • New Public Sites – Station North Avenue - Perpendicular Extreme

    New Public Sites – Station North Avenue - Perpendicular Extreme
    Perpendicular Extreme When walking planes juxt opposing sharp mass, standing tall over whelming spatial balance. Organized in conjunction with Invited: Celebration Station October 21 – November 11, 2012. MICA Graduate Studio Center Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries 113 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201 New Public Sites – Station North Avenue (NPS-SNA) is free walking tour through seven collections of invisible sites and overlooked architectural and psychic features along North Avenue between Greenmount and Howard Streets.
  • The Arcade Parade

    The Arcade Parade watering the POPS plaque
    Having taken place in Midtown New York on Saturday, October 15, 2011, the Arcade Parade, was a free pedestrian tour through a series of little-known shortcuts composed of privately-owned public spaces that took place in conjunction with openhouse New York, an annual weekend of public events that allow free access to architecturally prominent sites throughout New York City.
  • The Arcade Parade

    The Arcade Parade scooter race
    Taking place on October 15, 2011, the Arcade Parade, was a free pedestrian tour through a series of little-known shortcuts composed of privately-owned public spaces that took place in conjunction with openhouse New York, an annual weekend of public events that allow free access to architecturally prominent sites throughout New York City.
  • New Public Sites - Middle Branch Crossing - Void

    New Public Sites - Middle Branch Crossing - Void
    Void - A framed, open space imbued with the psychic presence of a former mass and/or the profound immersion of seductively infinite nothingness. April - May 2010 Beyond a raven stadium and above the Westport light rail station lies a majestic collection of public spaces around the northwestern tip of the Patapsco River's Middle Branch. Here a transit network spans a waterfront amalgam of voids, lost spaces, paths, pauses and vistas.
  • New Public Sites - Middle Branch Crossing - Aural Saturation

    New Public Sites - Middle Branch Crossing - Aural Saturation
    Aural Saturation The overwhelming occupation of a surrounding soundscape by site-generated, droning noise. April - May 2010 Beyond a raven stadium and above the Westport light rail station lies a majestic collection of public spaces around the northwestern tip of the Patapsco River's Middle Branch. Here a transit network spans a waterfront amalgam of voids, lost spaces, paths, pauses and vistas.
  • New Public Sites - Middle Branch Crossing - Parallax of Transit

    New Public Sites - Middle Branch Crossing - Parallax of Transit
    Parallax of Transit A compressionscape of traffic and transit, spanned by overlapping, muscular structures of freedom and expanse. April - May 2010 Beyond a raven stadium and above the Westport light rail station lies a majestic collection of public spaces around the northwestern tip of the Patapsco River's Middle Branch. Here a transit network spans a waterfront amalgam of voids, lost spaces, paths, pauses and vistas.

Graham's Curated Collection

This artist has not yet created a curated collection.