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
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″
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.