is the aesthetic look or visual appeal of a location – lawn, porch, windows, door, roof – from the curb. For the 2015 Terrain Biennale – an exhibition occurring in multiple outdoor locations – Curb Appeal re-envisions the way people use their homes – lawn, porch, windows, door, roof – as potential intersections of community play, food production and artistic creation through artistic transformation. Jim Duignan has installed a seesaw, A Plea for Playgrounds, and podium; Public Podium for 6018North, to reimagine how front lawns and porches can be interactive playgrounds and community spaces. Luftwerk (Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero) have installed Degrees of Lightness in the windows, Sarah Mallin has transformed the roof into a garden, and Moises Salazar has created a community mural on the garage door using the front door color design of IIT architectural students (Dea Ivanovic, Meriem Sakrouhi and Luis Yanez) as a thread of color that connects back to front. Since the home is an icon of the American Dream, if we can rethink the way homes are used we can then reimagine how other spaces and resources are used.
Curb Appeal: August 23- September 30