Jul 312012
 

 

silo art

The long abandoned giant grain elevators adjacent to Interstate 80 in Omaha are now used as a canvas for urban art. This project resulted from the vision and execution of Emerging Terrain, a non-profit research and design collaborative “working to engage the public about factors shaping the built environment by creating awareness, meaningful experiences, and vibrant places and spaces . . . through innovative design projects and site-specific interventions intended to shift frames of reference.”  The silo art in these photos is the second installation: Stored Potential: Transport(ation). The first, Stored Potential: Land Use, Agriculture and Food, a couple years ago included an event showcasing the installation that brought folks together at an 800 foot long table, running the length of the old grain elevator, with food from 110 local chefs and local food producers. Pretty cool.