Walker Art Center Field Lab & Field Cart

This project was a collaboration with the Education and Community Programs staff on the Field Lab, which transformed the Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab into an open laboratory and residency space for research and development for local and visiting artists. We held workshops to develop the ideas and explore how to integrate them into the museums operations.

Stakeholder workshop

As an extension of their work on the Open Field project, Education and Community Programs wanted to think about how they might utilize the Art Lab during the non-school year in support of artists and the Walker’s work. With the artists first in mind, we developed low cost ways to transform and signal this new usage.

To complement the work in the Lab, I designed and developed a mobile cart which was realized with the Pseudo Studio design/build team in San Francisco.  It is a a nimble-yet-durable platform for art-making activities, local artists pop-up residencies, and small performances. You can read the Walker’s review of the cart in Can I Have An Idea.

Image credits: Walker Art Center, Maria Mortati, Maria Mortati

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