by Cynthia Hron, Associate ASLA
Designers, Artists, and Design Firms, and Interested Parties: IN-FILL PA wants YOU to participate in an exhibit of designs for in-fill spaces. IN-FILL PA seeks to engage residents, artists, designers, and firms to share their work to inspire dialogue to address in-fill spaces in communities.
The IN-FILL PA exhibition will take place at multiple venues throughout the Susquehanna Valley, Pennsylvania, this spring.
In-fill is the practice of re-purposing land for new programming. Many small towns and cities in Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, have vacant lots. Often these lots sit unused for years. In some instances, communities have reassigned these spaces as outdoor amenities such as: pocket parks, playgrounds, community gardens, outdoor workspaces, meditation gardens, and performance venues. These transitions can breathe new life into underutilized spaces.
IN-FILL PA participants are asked to submit hard copies or PDFs of drawings, graphics, photo-collages, plans, and 2-D models of concept designs and implemented projects that address in-fill spaces. Before and after imagery is welcome as well as images that illustrate the process of in-fill space transformation. The exhibition is open to temporary and permanent projects.
In addition, exhibition venues will host informal charrettes encouraging residents to contribute ideas to in-fill sites in their own communities.
Your contributions to this project will serve as inspiration for local action.
IN-FILL PA seeks submissions from near and far.
April 19, 2023 is the deadline for submissions. Submit PDFs (10 MB max.) and the submission form to: Exchange@ExchangeArts.org.
Or send hard copies to:
The Exchange Gallery
24 East Main Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Participants wishing to have their work returned need to include pre-paid mailers.
The Exchange Gallery
24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA
May 8 – June 9, 2023
The Art Grind
339 Mill Street, Danville, PA
May 11 – June 2023
110 East Front Street, Berwick, PA
Submissions will also be shared via the IN-FILL PA Toolbox, a downloadable resource for communities.
IN-FILL PA is a public art project curated by Cindi Hron and The Exchange Gallery. Questions? Contact Oren Helbok, 570-317-2596, Exchange@ExchangeArts.org.
See ASLA’s RFQs, Opportunities, and Events page to search open calls for submissions and competitions. Anyone who would like to share an opportunity may submit information online. For a comprehensive list of national events of interest to landscape architects, see ASLA’s Conferences for Landscape Architects page. For more about fellowship opportunities for landscape architects, see ASLA’s Scholarships and Fellowships page.
Cynthia Hron, Associate ASLA, is an artist and landscape designer originally from California now living in Central Pennsylvania. Her work seeks to encompass the social and cultural history of landscape and place, which has served as a catalyst for her many drawings, sculptures, and public projects. Her recent shift into landscape architecture has provided an opportunity to blend her aesthetic interests with the function of landscape in the built environment.