Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues:
The time has come; Light City has officially opened to the public and to the City! We are thrilled that everyone can engage and finally experience The Divided Line in its entirety (VR and all!). If you didn't get a chance to visit during the opening weekend, stop by any evening this week through Saturday!
If you have been following any of our team’s social media, you have probably been getting various degrees of exposure to this project; glimpses of steel beams, corrugated acrylic panels refracting light, and the occasional reference to Plato's Allegory of the Cave.
Dreamed up over beers at Ale Mary's in Spring of 2016, the RE/PUBLIC embarked on what would become a year long process of developing what has come to be known as The Divided Line. From concept meetings and material explorations in Fells Point, to erecting the structure in a warehouse in Pigtown, to finally celebrating its final home at the Inner Harbor.
This installation would not be possible without the generous help and long hours offered by Doug Koschalk and his phenomenal team at Elemental Metalworks, along with our outstanding volunteer team of PI.KL employees, Anbar Fereshteh Oreizi and Sara Elfallah, as well as the Morgan State students and graduates; Mary Selsor, Juan Manjarres, Andrew Ngure, and Sheldon Alfred; we are deeply grateful for their commitment to the project, and their dedication to making The Divided Line a reality.
We look forward to seeing you at the harbor over the next week!
The RE/PUBLIC is a collaborative agency in Baltimore, Maryland formed by individuals implementing cohesive and thoughtful processes of development, design and build. Members of the RE/PUBLIC are; K.Lechleiter ARCHITECT (Kathleen Lechleiter), PI.KL (Pavlina Ilieva and Kuo Pao Lian), LED-BETTER Studios (David Lopez), Elsa Haarstad, and BE|THE|TO STUDIOS (Jacob Warford and Ben Althoff).
The Divided Line is generously supported by BGE and Whiting Turner through grants awarded by Light City 2017.