We got items this morning about area theaters getting all hot for August Strindberg (well, two of them, anyway), some big-bucks coming the way of the Woodall Rogers Deck, cool pix of the cool homes out in the Urban Reserve, a dance debut and some antique furniture browsing that doesn’t happen in Canton.
Archive: 'Architecture/Urban Planning'
‘The Black Architecture Project,’ says its creator Darell Fields, is an exploration of what doesn’t exist – black architecture itself (he’s one of the very few African-American architects around). Art&Seek on Think TV talks with Fields about his current show at UT-D’s CentralTrak, about his father, one of the first black police officers in Dallas, about re-considering a South Dallas cemetery and why his own conceptual designs are so pristine.
The Dallas Architecture Forum has been recognized for its collaborative efforts by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Forum is one of five individuals or organizations bestowed with AIA’s 2011 Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement.
The Dallas Planning Commission has approved guidelines for West Dallas – now that the Hunt Hill Bridge may prompt major redevelopment there. But can profit-hungry development be directed? Can the older neighborhoods be preserved? We ask Brent Brown, the head of the Dallas CityDesign Studio, about the future of an area that includes train tracks, chickens wandering unpaved roads — and long-established Hispanic families.
Today, the Dallas Planning Commission overwhelmingly approved the new “urban structure” that the Dallas CityDesign Studio has been working on for more than a year. The plan hopes to make “incremental” and “organic” the massive changes that may well hit the low-income neighborhoods north of I-30 and west of the Trinity River — now that the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge will be coming for a long visit.
An innovative, New York-based nonprofit working on public art projects has released a report assessing Dallas’ arts scene — after a year-long residency provided by SMU’s Meadows Prize. Its 58 recommendations are directed toward fostering a closer-knit, supportive arts community here from patrons to administrators to artists. Some suggestions are no-brainers –”buy local” — others will spark some real thought or discussion.
In West Dallas, as work continues on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge spanning the Trinity River, plans to develop a 100-year old, long-neglected, one-square mile area nearby were presented last week to its local community with the goal to present to City Council in early March. Commentator Joan Davidow wonders if those plans include architecture and art to match the bridge’s splendor.
Today in the roundup: A dynamic duo visits the DSO, local music bits and a piece of the Arts District is for sale.
UP residents used to trot over to Highland Park or Dallas to use those library systems. Then the Friends of the UP Library got a temp home for the library — but you kind of had to know where it was to find it. Now the library is getting a permanent home.
The Museum of Nature & Science announced today that it has received a $15 million gift from the Rees-Jones Foundation.