Raleigh Marker Project Update
On April 19
, RSC hosted a workshop for the general public to discuss the idea of developing a mile marker or signpost somewhere in Raleigh to celebrate our 30th anniversary and to help familiarize the community with our organization and mission. The workshop was lead by a panel of arts and community advocates and resulted in further definition of what we seek to do and how.
The group agreed on the concept of a "Marker" because it builds on the concepts of linkage, identification and awareness; because markers reflect variety, time, and place; and because markers can be ephemeral or permanent. The workshop concluded with the following concept:
· we should start with developing an image of A MARKER THAT WOULD BE REPRESENTATIVE OF OUR GOAL OF INTRODUCING PEOPLE TO OUR FIVE SISTER CITIES;
· we should identify at least 5 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS AROUND THE CITY to install the Marker;
· the markers should be thought of as TEMPORARY;
· we should seek community participation in the DESIGN over the NEXT 4 MONTHS; and
· we should seek funding, sponsorship and installation of the initial Markers over the following 6 MONTHS.
It was further agreed that we should seek community input through the Urban Design Center of the City of Raleigh at a session on an upcoming First Friday
and we should seek the support of the community in the design and furthering the project through participation in an event during SPARKCON in September, 2016.
We are currently working with the Raleigh Urban Design Center and SPARKCON to implement these recommendations. If you would like to help, please contact us
. Remember, this will only happen with your support.