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Over ten years ago the Near West side of Indianapolis presented itself as an area in early transition.  By researching its rich and diverse past, it’s clear that the phenomenon of being lost and rediscovered is very much part of the Near West narrative.  In … Read More


The Ingredients

Several weeks ago w/purpose Founder Wil Marquez had an opportunity to travel to Tuskegee University in Alabama to speak to architecture students and faculty about w/purpose, its advocacy, and practice.  Needing time to focus and prep his talk, Marquez stopped in our Nation’s Capital – … Read More



Jacobsville Gateway Enhancement On behalf of ECHO Housing Corporation and the community of Jacobsville, we would like to present the selected finalists for the $15,000 public art competition. w/purpose is excited to be inviting one of these finalists to collaborate in this unique community in … Read More


Dressing Indianapolis: Presented by Spirit & Place Festival

DRESSING INDIANAPOLIS Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 7 p.m. | Indianapolis Museum of Art We adorn the body. How do we adorn a city? A distinctive style, sparkling accessories, good lighting … what does a city need to look good? How does city style way brand … Read More

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Connecting 38th Street – regeneration, urban living, place making

By MELISSA FEARS // Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper New changes along 38th Street are coming, or so the residents hope, as street and transit construction begins along the Northeast corridor of the city. “By inviting friends, neighbors and stakeholders to the table to discuss a vision … Read More


Knowledge & Recreation

In his book The Production of Space, theorist and author, Henri Lefebvre calls for a “restoration of concern for the body”. He, like our team, believes space should be experienced through all senses and be responsible for our growth and welfare. If the growth of … Read More


Smith: Ideas to enliven Monument Circle came flooding in

Erika Smith – Indianapolis Star April 19th, 2011 Ideas to enliven Monument Circle came flooding in One of my favorite things to do in the spring and summer is sit on Monument Circle and read a book. I almost always draw strange looks and, for … Read More