The Sanctuaries | Washington, DC


Ivy City


Co-created by our Screenprinting Team, in collaboration with [bc], LISC, Empower DC, and Open Studio. 


“Ivy City Is...” celebrated the neighborhood’s rich heritage and fostered a dialogue about Ivy City’s identity in the face of rapid development and demographic change.

It was a collaborative, resident and artist-led creative project that culminated in the creation of a three-dimensional, 5 foot by 20 foot screenprinted plywood installation, spelling out “IVY CITY”.  Each letter of the neighborhood’s name was crafted using a collage of historic photos, maps, and portraits of residents who customized individual yard signs declaring what Ivy City means to them.

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