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Situated right in front of the MIA, this park was seemingly unoccupied when we walked past it. Perhaps it was the time of day, but the lack of humans and outward positioning of benches here presented some interesting questions as to the purpose and functionality of this public space. Are the benches positioned such that passerby might feel welcomed into the park, and do they truly feel welcoming?
This mural in the Midtown Global market stood out to me during the field study. I appreciate the movement of goods and people depicted here, indicating that these peoples and processes are what tie this specific community together. It does a nice job of recognizing what the community is built upon and who is included in it.
The mural in this neighborhood near Little Earth gives good insight into who the community is serving, and what they value.
This big-box K-Mart divorces Nicollet Ave from itself, having disrupted a community and prosperous street.
Minneapolis’s downtown looked particularly drab this morning, as it was pretty cold with not a lot of sunshine. It still wasn’t a bad morning for urban exploration, however.