- Exploring in the desert town of Silver City
to create a collective archive of the community's creative residents, many of whom are over 70. Using a mobile geodesic dome, an homage to the McCormick house built in the 1970s, marksearch will document residents' stories.
- Commons Archive, a permanent participatory memory bank in North Oakland's Golden Gate neighborhood library, launches! Special events include a block party, skill-sharing workshops and a walking discussion.
- Onishi Impressions, a permanent ceramic mural commemorating the area's natural history, was installed in the former sake brewery of a rural Japanese village.
- marksearch will be artists in residence at Shiro Oni, located in a small Japanese village, to research architectural preservation.
- marksearch will be in discussion with curators from InVisible to talk about socially engaged practice at the International House of Japan.
- Read marksearch and urbanist Anisha Gade's article in NextCity about placemaking practices.
- marksearch and urbanist Anisha Gade have initiated Commons Archive, a deep neighborhood history exploration housed at an Oakland public library.
- marksearch and urban planner Anisha Gade have received a third year of fellowship support from the Kala Art Institute to continue their neighborhood engagement project Communities' Crossing.
- marksearch with urban planner Anisha Gade will be presenting on a panel discussion about creative place-making practices at NEXT, the American Institute of Architects conference on November 12 in San Francisco.
- marksearch will travel to Japan (May - October, 2016) as recipients of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Fellowship administered through the National Endowment of the Arts. Read more about their upcoming cultural research project.