Outdoor Projections Light Up the West Side

Just as darkness falls on Saturday night's

at the H&H Building and the Current Gallery, an arts group called Greenpants will continue with a project they call

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, an ongoing series of outdoor projections that began on May 4. Saturday's tour will use projections to bring "to light the history of West Side redevelopment," as the group puts it. Greenpants, a group of artists, organizers, educators, and writers, intends to animate several buildings along Howard Street with massive projections to raise questions and foment discussion about the redevelopment of the corridor, especially the so-called Superblock, which they consider "unhealthy, unsustainable and inhospitable to its residents." The tour will culminate at Read's Drug, site of the famous Civil Rights sit-in and center of controversy for the building of the

. Olivia Robinson, of Greenpants, sees the projections as a way to--quite literally--highlight the potential problems that the city's redevelopment plans bring to the neighborhood. "Who is in control of what gets built or what gets preserved?" she asks. The group has previously worked to bring to light the complaints that the human rights organization United Workers has with the proprietors of Harborplace Mall. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, they are ready to take on the powers that be once again. The tour begins at Saturday, May 19 at 9 p.m. at the corner of Franklin and Howard Streets.

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