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R.O.W Gallery


I had intended on posting this sooner, but better late than never! This semester I was enrolled in a class where we discussed ways to promote my major, City & Regional Planning, and designed the gallery space in Knowlton Hall. At the beginning of April we set-up and opened the gallery. Set-up took a lot longer than we anticipated, and I ended up spending a couple long days working on it (the stupid road took the longest…). “R.O.W.” – the title of our gallery- stands for “right-of-way.” When brainstorming how to creatively display a right-of-way, we decided to create a “good” right-of-way and “bad”right-of-way. The bad side had a smaller grass area that had dead grass and trash, a scary chain-link fence, trash throughout the area, and a smaller sidewalk. The good side a larger green area with flowers and a curb, a larger sidewalk, and an urban front that included a cafe, market, and karaoke place. Here is the link to the Knowlton webpage about the gallery.

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The gallery was a part of the Safe Routes to School National Conference. I was lucky enough to be able to attend a dinner with the keynote speaker for the conference, Gil Penalosa of 8 80 Cities, and other professionals. It was a great experience to be able to talk with everyone about planning and about the conference. Even though some parts of the gallery-making process were really stressful, it was one of my favorite parts of my senior year and of my time at Knowlton.

Have you ever designed a gallery? Have a great Thursday!


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