Historically, Austin, TX has had at-large representation on its city council, but has now transitioned to a system where council members represent specific geographic districts. Aligned with this citizen-initiated process, the Drawing Lines project is a public-private partnership with the City of Austin and the Cultural Arts Division's Cultural Asset Mapping Project. The project explores how art itself, as a process, can be part of the conversation about Austin's new geographic districts. Exploring these citizen-driven, yet prescribed boundaries of place, the Drawing Lines project has embedded artists in each of the ten newly drawn districts to co-create a place-specific public project with the residents of the new districts. Following the district-based work, these artists will collaborate on a single exhibition in April 2016 that will express a collective understanding of Austin’s diverse cultural life.
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