ALMds helped collaborate on this submission to the Minneapolis Creative City Challenge 2016: Self-Made MPLS - an artist lead architecture for urban self-reliance.
"For decades Minneapolis makers, growers, architects, technologists, and other creative toilers have been preserving knowledge and skills — and forging new ones — outside the mainstream cultural conversation. From urban farming and sustainable architecture to alternative transportation and homemade textiles, our artists know how to make it for themselves.
This summer in the center of the city, we want to amplify their voices and widely share their knowledge. We call it Self-Made Mpls: an iconic complex, part garden, part workshop, part classroom, part prototype, where citizens and visitors can rediscover together what we’re capable of.
Our team of two architects, two writers, and a community artist will create an iconic destination for experts to share self-reliant skills and for the public to understand and practice them."