Traffic Signal Boxes
It Takes a Village, 2017
Durham Mural Crew & Brenda Miller-Holmes
Walltown Narrative by Brenda Miller-Holmes and the Durham Mural Crew:
"To understand our designs, it is important to first start with a description of our community engaged process. We are reaching out in each of these communities in a multitude of ways including door to door flyers, setting up a table and interviewing people onsite, calling churches, and via social media and email with community associations and organizations. Our focus is on engaging the people who will interact with the artwork on a daily basis, asking them what they would like to see, and letting them know that their voice is central to what we will create. The interns brainstormed the following questions to lead the conversations...
What comes to mind when you think of your neighborhood?
What is your vision for your neighborhood?
Are there any local historical events/people that you want to honor?
What kind of art do you want to see? Is there an elder in the neighborhood that you want to honor? Is there a young person in the neighborhood that you want to honor?