Building Community and Celebrating Places
IAMMIDCITY is a community-building campaign started by Mid City Studio in 2014. The hashtag is intended to celebrate and build on Mid City's emerging identity as a diverse, cultural force in the City of Baton Rouge. Recently, IAMMIDCITY launched as its own resident-led website and Instagram account - iammidcity.org and @iammidcity_br. The website will house a calendar, development updates, maps, and other features. If you live in Mid City and want to get involved, let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find 1" tall IAMMIDCITY cutouts at Tiger Deaux-nuts, Red Stick Spice, and Studio C for $5. All proceeds are donated to Mid City Studio to support projects like this one! For a $5 donation, you can also find them at our office at 1623 Main Street or at Coffee on the Porch - a free coffee social that pops up throughout Mid City on the last Friday of the month. Our office is open 10-4 on the 1st Sat., of each month.
If you are a Mid City business or organization, send us a request below for one of the large hashtags. There is a suggested $10 donation.
IAMMIDCITY Exhibit in Spain Street Park
Thriving communities need public space. In spring 2016, Mid City Studio partnered with East Baton Rouge Public Schools and the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance to design an IAMMIDCITY curriculum for 3rd grade students at The Dufrocq School and Bernard Terrace Elementary. Students learned about the area's history, geography, and culture before making maps, laying out timelines, and taking photos to document how they see Mid City. The students' photos are on display in a public exhibit in Spain Street Park at 2191 Spain Street. The IAMMIDCITY exhibit began as a service-learning, design-build project at Louisiana State University in 2014. Architecture students were challenged to develop a 1200-square-foot public space in front of local printing company Lettermans Blue Print and Supply - who generously sponsored the construction of the project at their Mid City location. The final product was a panelized, mobile exhibit that moves throughout the Mid City area, showcasing new content and creating a new public space each time it is deployed. The exhibit is currently showcasing photographs taken by local 3rd grade students who participated in a week-long IAMMIDCITY curriculum that focused on the Mid City area. It will remain on display in Spain Street Park. The curriculum and exhibit were funded by the William Edwin Montan Charitable Trust and made possible through support by the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance, East Baton Rouge Public Schools, Lettermans Blueprint and Supply, BREC, Brewhaha Inc., and Garden District Nursery.