Open/Closed 2012

Hundreds of  regional and local residents attended Open/Closed 2011 – this response made it more than a conference, it made it a common enterprise. This year, we have a slate of documentaries, national… Continue reading

April 18

On a visit to Spanish Lake to see family, Phillip Andrew Morton explored his old stomping grounds and was experienced its decline firsthand. Closed were his church and grade school. The first home… Continue reading

April 19

The Handbuilt City presents an Open/Closed evening: “Assembly Required: The Making and Remaking of St Louis” April 19, 2012, 7:00pm-11:00pm Regional and local residents are invited to attend an open house event featuring… Continue reading

April 20

Jay Williams, executive director of the federal Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, and the former mayor of Youngstown, Ohio will address the Open/Closed conference prior to the screening of DETROPIA. Lewis… Continue reading

April 21

Location: The Sanctuary – 4449 Red Bud, St. Louis, MO April 21, 2012 will include panel conversations, workshops and presentations featuring residents, academics, leaders and officials. However, no one person or group is… Continue reading

April 23

The film Battle for Brooklyn follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for a professional basketball arena… Continue reading

Open/Closed Sponsors

Open/Closed 2012 is made possible by the following sponsors: North Newstead Association Preservation Research Office Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis The Handbuilt City Regions Bank… Continue reading

Open/Closed Press

4/17/12 – Vacancy in St. Louis: A conversation about vacancy and population decline in the City of St. Louis, and a look a successful approach to these problems from Youngstown, Ohio –  St. Louis… Continue reading

Open/Closed 2011

Beginning Friday night (March 18, 2011) with scenes from The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: an Urban History, a diverse group of stakeholders and community residents came together to learn more about vacant property in St.… Continue reading