NEWBURGH COMMUNITY LAND BANK
ARTIST IN VACANCY
COLLEEN TUITe & IAN QUATE (GRNASFCK)
122/123 LANDER STREET
SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
OPEN SITE & BBQ 1-6PM
122 & 123 Lander
These two vacant lots used to be corner homes on the intersection of Lander & Farrington Streets in Newburgh's North of Broadway neighborhood. 122 Lander had at one point hosted a community garden, and there are currently plans to return it to productive use again for the local residents of the neighborhood to grow their own food. The block on Lander Street north of the sites is home to several families and long time Newburghers, but to the south, large clusters of abandoned buildings break up the streetscape making it one of the hardest stretches in the City. NCLB is currently working in this neighborhood to fill in those pockets of vacancy with responsible property owners and creatively program the sites in the interim before their sale. These two lots offer open space in an otherwise dense urban environment, and invite an opportunity to investigate the future of vacant lots in the City.
COLLEEN TUITE & IAN QUATE
Colleen Tuite is a designer, writer, and co-director of GRNASFCK and 1.5 Rooms project space; her work explores the psychic confluence of architecture, technology, and ecology. Her writing and work has appeared in numerous design journals and publications inlcuding MONU, Manifest and Lobby. Colleen holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago.
Ian Quate has a vested interest in gathering and manipulating information in the environment; from genetics to construction documents to geology. He has studied with academic institutions in North Carolina, New York City, Rhode Island, Ecuador and England. Ian is a designer at Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects and co-directs GRNASFCK.