Autumn leaves are falling and will soon give way to snow, but on a corner in the Burnham Park neighborhood residents were pleasantly surprised when flowers popped up recently. A large colorful floral bouquet constructed of metal and plastic suddenly sprouted out of the upper corner of the boarded-up 31st Street Mini-Mart at 31st and [...]
Sarah Luther introduces us to her series of hand-drawn field guides, part of her project to expand her knowledge of her own city, Milwaukee. Luther has spent the past year exploring hundreds of abandoned plots, eventually selecting five pieces of land for their particular feel, interest, or beauty. She then memorialized each plot in a field guide. The guides ponder the land's history, surrounding neighborhood, points of interest or curiosity-and then ask how each plot could be transformed into a public space.