con temporary gallery

Charlotte | North Carolina

Belmont and Villa Heights represent two underserved urban neighborhoods in Charlotte, bound by uptown to the south and NoDa to the north. The seam between these neighborhoods is Parkwood Avenue, a heavily traveled spine connecting North Davidson and the Plaza. The roofless building at Parkwood and Pegram, a former dry-cleaning facility, has the potential to reactivate this spine. Interventions into this structure will provide a means of re-inhabiting the site and engaging in a dialogue with the community. Our first intervention consisted of a one-night arts and music event to bring together local artists and residents of these neighborhoods. Our next intervention, a design/build project with a small group of students, can be found under ‘roofless integument.’