Mid City Studio and MCRA partner with Capitol One for White Light Night 2015
White Light Night is Friday, November 20, 2015 (6-10 PM)
White Light Night is an annual art hop in Mid City and has been a staple in the art scene in Baton Rouge for over 20 years - and has grown tremendously. Local businesses and galleries launch shows, offer live music, and celebrate the art scene in Mid City every fall. Mid City Studio has participated in White Light Night for the last three years and is partnering with the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance to continue that tradition.
This year, students enrolled in a community design course at LSU, Studies in Community Design, will be presenting new urban design strategies for Mid City. Cities are complex systems of natural geography, climate, industry, economics, culture, history and infrastructure. Planners and designers must think critically about this urban landscape, how we occupy it, and how we use its resources. Teams of 3-6 students were assigned a specific urban systems within the context of Mid City: food, knowledge, and art. They identified problems or issues within their assigned topic and are designing a new urban strategy that addresses what they have found. The final product will be displayed at Capital One on Government Street during White Light Night.
About the Studio:
Mid City Studio was established in 2012 in the heart of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as an informal partnership between the LSU School of Architecture and the Mid CIty Redevelopment Alliance. We are a community-centered, design studio with emphasis on architecture, art, and urban and graphic design. The studio has primarily operated through LSU School of Architecture service-learning courses. Through thoughtful design, public engagement, and collaboration, the studio works with a variety of non-profit, governmental, religious, and business partners throughout Mid City to address complex urban challenges, build community, and practice excellence in both design and education. We are committed to communities – especially those consistently under-served by the design disciplines – and aim to foster an environment of participation and inclusion as much as possible.