Drawing Lines

GO collaborative & City of Austin, Economic Development Division

Funding Received: 2014
Austin, TX
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

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. 


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

Mar 31, 2016
Citizens of Austin, prepare to meet the official representatives of your 10 City Council districts. Oh, not the ones you voted into office and who... Read More
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