Environment, Visual Arts + Museums

RE:Purpose 5x5 Indy

When: Fri., June 27, 5:30 p.m. 2014

This Friday, People for Urban Progress will host the second installment of the four-part, year-long idea pitching event 5x5, which as you probably already know, awards $10,000 to one of five presenters to bring an idea to life. Pitches have to address a certain theme: For this 5x5, it’s re:Purpose, meaning that ideas should employ principals of re-purposing and/or creative reuse. The finalists are RE::PAINT, a paint recycling and remixing program; E.N.G.I.N.E Greenspace & Automotive Art Installation, an idea to create a greenspace around a salvaged Bonneville; Activation Station, which would install office chairs in bus stops whose movement would power fans or heaters; Contemplative [re]Purposing, which would find converted phone booths or mailboxes serving as contemplative spaces; and Repurposing for Neighborhood Arts, a “multiple neighborhood cleanup celebration in which each community collects excess items of their choice and conceptualizes and installs an artistic piece.” As always, a jury assembled by the 5x5 host makes the final decision, but audience voting factors into the outcome.

Price: FREE.

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