Mobile Tracing Unit

The Mobile Tracing Unit uses drawing as a tool for conversations on the street level and offers a fun, effective way of gathering feedback from the community about the built and natural environment.


The Mobile Tracing Unit (MTU) uses drawing as a tool for conversations on the street level and offers organizations and business a fun, effective way of gathering feedback from the community about the built and natural environment. The MTU was orginally developed as a part of Creative Citymaking, a partnership between the City of Minneapolis and Intermedia Arts. A goal of Creative Citymaking is to engage and solict feedback from citizens who haven’t participated in a traditional city planning process.

POTENTIAL USERS: Business Owners, Government Entities, Neighborhood Orgs, Urban Planners & Architects, Real Estate Developers
TOPICS: Community Outreach, Future Development, Small Area Planning, Site Evaluation, Historic Preservation

Additional links:
drawingonmpls.blogspot.com

Standard Neighborhood Event Rate: $300 for 2 hours of facilitated tracing and drawing

Standard Event Includes:
Set up + 2 hours drawing + tear down. $75 for each additional hour.

Additional and customizable options:
-For groups over 100 people a second artist is required at $50/hourThe drawings can be customized to fit the theme of the event.
-When used indoors projector can be utilized for an additional fee.
-For an additional fee, an original work of art can be created using the drawings from the event. The artwork creation takes a minimum of 2 weeks to create. Please contact for more info.

Corporate / Large Event Rate:
For groups over 100 people a second artist is required at $75/hour

Transport Size–this is generally the smallest size, use this to determine fit through doors, etc. (LxWxH):
48” x 6” x 36″

Transport Details:
Breaks down to fit through standard door.

Footprint–how much space is ideal for basic set-up (LxWxH):
Outdoors- a 10′ x 20′ space with a view
Indoors- 20′ x 30′ room to provide space to use projection.

Additional Specification Details:
There are two Mobile Tracing Units, both break down and are assembled on site. When inside, can be used with projector to customize tracings.

About the Artist

Witt Siasoco

based in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Witt Siasoco has been actively engaged in the intersection of the arts and civic processes through a variety of roles – as artist, graphic designer, and arts educator.
wittsiasoco.com


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