placemaking | interactive works | public art
Who/Where is Eat Street is a community design process and wayfinding project, intending to connect:
1. residents and cyclists of South Minneapolis to the Midtown Greenway via the Nicollet Avenue entrance, and
2. Midtown Greenway users to the Eat Street corridor: known for it's abundant culinary diversity!
The Who is Eat Street Zines were designed with a dual purpose of gathering community input and increasing awareness of the Nicollet Avenue Greenway entrance location. The zines were distributed to various Eat Street establishments over an eight week period. The completed zines were then collected and the responses were incorporated into the final signage designs. The Where is Eat Street wayfinding designs were inspired by the ecological benefits of pollinating butterflies and the Whittier community’s favorite memories of the Eat Street corridor. Like pollinators, folks who use the Greenway to travel to destinations like Eat Street bring resources into the community and help the small business district to flourish. This process of exchange is important to the function of our local economy, and to the culture of the neighborhood. The patterns shown on the butterflies and backgrounds are inspired by community members’ drawings and experiences of the Eat Street corridor, from their favorite foods to their fondest memories.
Installation to come September 2020.
Chalk & Street Painting Brigid has traveled to street art events across the country to create large-scale, temporary chalk pieces for the public to experience. Her work has ranged from classic and contemporary recreations to images of her loved ones. She has also developed and participated in some interactive pieces, and looks forward to opportunities to facilitate more.
Murals Brigid is currently accepting mural commissions that are appropriate for her to participate in and align with her values.
Mobile Mia is a program through the Minneapolis Institute of Art. In 2018, Brigid was hired as an educator to develop and facilitate regular arts activities at public parks and festivals, to build community relationships and explore a new way of sharing museum resources with the neighborhood, outside Mia’s walls.
Reconnecting Neighborhoods is a grassroots planning initiative of Seward Redesign designed to connect neighbors, the City of Minneapolis Public Works, Hennepin County Public Works, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to plan improvements to the crossings of I-94 between Seward and the West Bank.
Going Places With People is a transit-based zine that captures the process of facing fears, confronting strangers, and practicing openness around unfamiliar people. Breaking boundaries to discover where people are headed, where they are going, and where they wish to be is a way to connect - even just for a short ride.