ENGAGE Building Narratives: Installations for Transitional Space

Presented by the Graduate Program in Design and the Center for Art and Public Life
April 21, 2012, 3:00–7:00 pm
Esparto Train Station (corner of Woodland and Yolo avenues) | Esparto, California

Free and open to the public
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Info: Alexis Petty: alexispetty@gmail.com, 415.378.7385

"Students from CCA invite you to join them at the Esparto Train Depot for an exhibition of on-site installations -- a series of first steps to re-engage the space and inspire further revitalization.

By reintroducing latent narratives, we illuminate various frames in which to view the space and reconnect the building and its site back to the town of Esparto. As a starting point, students conducted a series of ethnographic type interviews with Esparto residents, representatives of the Capay Valley farming community, and other community stakeholders to gain understanding of their relationship with the station and their visions for its revitalization.

Aggregating their research, students designed and implemented a considered, site-specific installation in order to, as a class, provide a series of moves on-site that will begin a new conversation for Esparto in regards to the train station’s past, present, and planned future.

Thank you to Maria McVarish and Sue Heitman from Capay Valley Vision for being our community partners.