+/-92: Downtown Master Plans, 1932-2009
Tucson artists Bill Mackey, Julie Ray, Rachelle Díaz and Kimi Eisele, representing several collectives and entities including Worker, Inc., Pop-Up Spaces and Design Co*op, present "±92: Downtown Master Plans, 1932-2009," a compilation of over 100 Downtown Tucson master plans, comprehensive plans, studies and projects. The exhibition includes realized and unrealized plans authored from the early 20th century to 2009. An interactive timeline will help viewers track world events, economic and social trends, and Tucson 's history in relationship to the plans' origins, realization, or death. This is a rare opportunity to see the planning for downtown Tucson in one space at one time.Also included in the exhibition are 92 images by local photographers of spaces and places that make our downtown unique-some of these are a direct result of planning, some of which are not. A crew of official performing "apparatchiks" (i.e. officials in a large organization, usually a political one), will be on site to collect public input for current and future downtown master planning, for which there are no funds, of course. A small booklet entitled "A Guide to the Master Plans of Downtown Tucson" is available for $5 (proceeds support exhibit costs).We've received great press for this event, including an editorial in the daily newspaper. http://www.azstarnet.com/opinion/311266As one of our supporters asked, "How can we all help Tucson translate the "plans" into action that sustainably build our city, our quality of life and our true downtown sense of place?