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Despite the very early start time of 6:30pm, I went to check out Justin’s presentation on Beatbots as a cultural container. It was good. Nothing groundbreaking, but he did mention my name so that made it all worthwhile.

Gary Kachadourian, from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, opened up the night with a discussion of a variety of art projects around the city. I particularly enjoyed the front porch-back porch concept (no house or resident, just a front and back porch).

I enjoyed Michael Benevento’s presentation, which was primarily about The Current Gallery and the Carroll Mansion. I loved the content, though he should have talked about the live shows they host sporadically (like HCON 2008 this Saturday, Nov 8: Small Sur, Microkingdom, Wax & Wane, The New Flesh, Hollywood, The Ruined Frame and lots more). The Current Gallery is such a great spot for shows, right down at the harbor, and they’ve had some good ones.

I really liked the presentation on the Baltimore Round Robin by Rose Chase. While I’d read lots of great reviews of the tour, it turns out I didn’t know squat about what they do. It was an eye opener and is actually making me re-think my decision to tape the tour when it comes to Baltimore on December 18 & 19 at Sonar. I’d love to see it, but the description sounds too chaotic and problematic. Very rarely do I go to shows in which I’m not taping, and this tour could be the first in several years.

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Lisa Reed’s presentation closed the night with a very informative talk about the Everyman Theatre. I liked the old photos from Charles and LaFayette.

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Baltimore Design Conversations 3
“Cultural Containers”
The Wind Up Space
Baltimore, MD
November 5, 2008

Source: Peluso CEMC6/ck4(card)>PS-2>AD-20>NJB3
Transfer: NJB3>PC>SF-7>Wav>FLAC
Taper: Jeff Mewbourn (jm292@yahoo.com)

1. Intro-Eric Leshinsky
2. Gary Kachadourian (Balt. Office of Promotion & The Arts)
3. Michael Benevento (The Current Gallery)
4. Justin Blemly (Beatbots)
5. Rose Chase (Baltimore Round Robin)
6. Lisa Reed (Cho Benn Holback & Assoc.-Everyman Theatre)

All presentations included some visual resources


3 Responses to “Baltimore Design Conversations 3: “Cultural Containers” (Wind Up Space; Baltimore, MD November 5, 2008)”

  1. rose chase Says:

    I like how this recording sounds like I have hot lisp.

  2. Aleksei Says:

    Thanks so much for taping this Jeff! Though, from what I have heard, so far, there is little talk specifically about containers; much more about the culture in those containers.

  3. Elizabeth Dickinson Says:

    This is awesome. Thank you for recording and posting.