On behalf of the Lawrence Arts Center and the University of Kansas School of Architecture Design and Planning, the Carver Bank Studio cordially invites you to a final review and reception exploring site-planning possibilities for the block surrounding the Historic Carver Bank Building in highly segregated North Omaha.
Through physical models, digital models, drawings, renderings and diagrams, students from this el dorado-led 5th year design studio will share multiple visions for a site that has, over time, become largely vacant. The Final Review, generously hosted by the Lawrence Arts Center, is open to the public. Student presentations will occur on Thursday, May 10th, from 1-6PM with a wine reception to follow.
The Carver Bank Studio is a collaboration with the Carver Bank Initiative, a small-scale artist residency program and exhibition space that will be launched by Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Theaster Gates, and Rebuild Foundation. The work of the students seeks to leverage cultural reinvestment within an underresourced community as a catalyst for neighborhood growth that celebrates creativity and the production of art as a framework for urban design.
In early April, the Carver Bank Studio held a Midterm Reception at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and received valuable input from North Omaha stakeholders and community members. The final proposals the students will unveil on Thursday are a result of this first-hand feedback.