July 14th, 2016

A Eulogy to What Used to Be

by cgindy

In the summer of 2013, Harrison Center interns formed the Neighborhood Ballad Project to give creative recognition to urban Indianapolis neighborhood figures from the past to the present through the medium of spoken word poetry. One of the founding members, Andrew Christenberry, now revisits the project to shine a light on the changes taking place on Indy’s […]

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September 25th, 2014

“A City to Live” by Jed Dorsey

by Andrew Christenberry

Throughout the month of September, Indianapolis immigrant Jed Dorsey has constructed an adventure with nothing but his brushes, some paint, and a few canvases. Now, as fall has briskly arrived, and summer has all but bid us farewell, it’s time to reminisce a bit on what once was and what is now. Time is the […]

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May 23rd, 2014

The Changing Face of Fountain^2

by Adeleine Sinsabaugh

When I first moved to Fountain Square, nearly ten years ago, I moved onto a very different street than the one I live on today. I haven’t moved to a new area, a new street, or even into a new house. Fountain Square has changed. When we first moved in, our house was egged by […]

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April 18th, 2014

Neighborhood Profile: Willard Park

by Emily Vanest

To create the first sound map of Indianapolis, local artist, Stuart Hyatt, spent weeks walking the length of Washington Street — the Old National Road — recording sounds, conversations and interviews along the way, trying to capture a slice of the story of Indianapolis. Stuart unveiled the beginning of this fascinating project, Cities and the […]

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January 10th, 2014

January 2014 – Letter from Camp Morton

by cgindy

Every month in 2014, Tim Harmon will be collaborating with a different writer to produce a piece of art about our King Park neighborhoods. January’s piece (shown) incorporates a poem by Thomas Alan Orr about the Civil War POW camp that was located near 19th and Talbott. Letter from Camp Morton, mixed media assemblage and […]

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July 24th, 2013

Neighborhood Profile: Wholesale District

by Brian Staresnick

After graduating from Ball State University in 2008, I moved to New York City to work with an urban design/landscape architecture firm.  While New York City is one of the biggest cities in the world, it’s remarkable how each distinct neighborhood can make the city feel small. Each neighborhood has its own identity of parks, […]

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May 17th, 2013

Neighborhood Profile: Herron-Morton

by cgindy

  The reason I invest (primarily my time) in my neighborhood is that I am passionate about developing connections with my neighbors.  I grew up in central Iowa where my family lived in three houses on the same street because of such great neighbors. I want that to be the case in our neighborhood -where […]

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