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August 30, 2017, Wednesday - The Common Room Neighborhood Mixtape Tour

Time: 6:00pm

Location: The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE

The Common Room Neighborhood Mixtape Tour

The Neighborhood Mixtape Tour takes the concept of the classic mixtape, which channels feelings and ideas through curated musical playlists, and applies this mode of communication to paint an audio-portrait of Minneapolis neighborhoods’ character and characteristics. This bus tour invites you to experience a series neighborhoods interpreted by residents through playlists and commentaries showcasing their neighborhood’s unique flavor and essence.

Common Room is a series of artist-led tours of Twin Cities sites, with each tour themed around a specific concept that the group uses as a lens to explore facets of the urban geography — in the past, these themes have included cats, alleys, skyways, fishing, freeway construction, weather, community kitchens, personal memory, and many more. Common Room is the work by Sergio Vucci and Andy Sturdevant, along with a rotating lineup of contributors. Now in its eighth year, is using the occasion of the Rethinking Public Spaces project to expand the scope of its programming for this summer to travel beyond The Soap Factory, and various neighborhoods of the Twin Cities by foot, bicycle and bus. Common Room’s themes in 2017 will include silence, sacredness, islands, neighborhood music, and more.

About the Artists

Sergio Vucci is a Minneapolis-based artist. He is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his work focuses primarily on engaging his surroundings outside of gallery spaces and on relational interactions, co-authoring ephemeral creative experiences with participants in response to place.

Andy Sturdevant is an artist and writer living in Minneapolis. He is the author of two books of nonfiction, and his artistic projects have been exhibited at venues in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle and elsewhere.