Mobile Studio pop-up installation “Re-born from the soil: Historic Macon County Clays” on was on display at “This Goodly Earth, Auburn University Symposium as a part of “Becoming Alabama” [description: hand made wooden bench, photo collage of abandoned South Macon Junior ROTC High School, slip pour of historic Macon County Clay in honor of and dedicated to Auburn University Graduate and pioneering clay artist Margaret Boozer]
Check out Margaret’s work that inspired this piece:
The opening Saturday brought together a great mix of students, school collaborators, civic leaders and friends of Shiloh in the Shiloh Rosenwald School in Notasulga to enjoy the show. It was great to see the student’s sharpest work framed in the context of the remarkable history of Shiloh and the care for land-based education cultivated in Macon County. The mixed-media program featured posters, photos and prints, agricultural displays, models, a slide show, film and laptops set up in the resource room to inspire the next year of community programming. The afternoon inspired many exciting future collaborations and provided thoughtful feedback about the Re-Imagining Schoolyards project to date. Thank you so much for coming out and supporting the Mobile Studio’s first full-scale public exhibition!
A fabulous show in addition to being a provocative design review; the work stimulated conversations about life, landscape literacy, grassroots design/build, and hands-on learning. We explored the many potentials of schoolyards: playful to productive, meditative to magical, and the intention of constructing these landscapes with the communities of Notasulga, D.C. Wolfe and the Fews School in the future. Perhaps only the first in a system of co-operative extension design/build programs across the southeast, prototypes of this collaboration, like the Rosenwald Schools, could multiply across Alabama. Many thanks to the excellent reviewers: Kevin Moore, David Hinson, Judd Langham, Jacqueline Margetts, Michael Robinson, Charlene LeBleu, Rod Barnett, and Birgit Kibelka from Birmingham for joining us for and sharing their thoughts. Please come next Saturday, 12-5 pm to Notasulga for the opening of the Re-Imagining Schoolgrounds: from roots to shoots Exhibition at the Shiloh Rosenwald School.
THE MOBILE STUDIO STUDIO PRESENTS: RE-IMAGINING ALABAMA SCHOOLYARDS FINAL REVIEWS
Please join us for the MLA Studio 2 Final Reviews November 29th and 30th between 1-5 pm in the Dudley Gallery, the glass triangle on the courtyard. The studio has been working with three schools in Lee, Macon, and Montgomery Counties and has been exploring the question: What can a school ground be? We would welcome your thoughtful critique on the work.
You are invited to the Exhibition Opening of Re-Imagining Schoolyards:
an Auburn University, Master of Landscape Architecture Collaboration
With Notasulga School, D.C.Wolfe and the Fews School.
Discussion and Reception to be held
at the Shiloh Rosenwald School in Notasulga
December 8th 2012: noon-5:00pm.
7 Shiloh Road
Notasulga, AL 36866
Hosted by the Shiloh Community Restoration Foundation, Inc.
The Mobile Studio is an intermedia collective that studies, re-presents, and re-imagines contemporary Alabama landscapes through co-creative art making and events in the field. The studio provides spaces and processes of interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration between Auburn University students, faculty, and citizens throughout the state. Between the disciplines of art, landscape architecture, public history, watershed ecology, and community planning, the Mobile Studio is committed to extending educational opportunities that result in the transformation of the built environment by fostering and extending local capacities.