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Messages on the Cube

In collaboration with Project for Public Spaces and Scribble Art Workshop, this year's Creativity Cubed tapped into themes of placemaking, neighborhoods, and public spaces.  

Over at Scribble Art Workshop, kids constructed their own 3-d city using a variety of art materials and made a collaborative painting with construction toys as the primary tools. Making three-dimensional buildings from card stock, roads and sidewalks with colored tape, and trains and cars with cardboard and wood pieces, young artists formed their own imagined city. 

Visitors also stopped by the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) table where they were able to engage in PPS placemaking exercises and learn about what makes places successful. PPS also hosted an opportunity for people to post their crowd-sourcing ideas on the cube. Covered in over 300 notes, the cube was too mesmerizing to be passed! As visitors and residents walked on the Astor Plaza, they couldn’t help but to stop, read others’ messages, and write a note themselves. Whether they jotted down ideas of what they wanted to do in the summer and winter, or if they wrote a love note to their city, the cube was fully immersed in wonderful ideas. Here are some of the post-its that stood out to us:

Love Notes To Your City!

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What Do You Want To Do Here During The Winter?

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What Do You Want To Do Here During The Summer?

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Messages on the Cube

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