Wake The Hive


Wake The Hive

Craft Lake City, The Center for the Living City and The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change are pleased to announce a new street side display Wake The Hive. Presented in partnership with Equality Utah, the outdoor installation will be on view in 14 metal frames, or “plakats,” in downtown Salt Lake City from April 22-June 22, 2019.

The Wake The Hive installation highlights the work of Equality Utah and the celebrations and challenges currently present in our local LGBTQ+ community, while providing visually inspiring and interactive designs meant to engage viewers and passersby. The plakats provide a venue for Utah communities to showcase their talents, work and contributions to Salt Lake City’s cultural enhancement.

The public is invited to a free Wake The Hive Walk on Monday, May 6th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Attendees are invited to meet at Squatters on 300 South and 200 West at 5:30 p.m. for a casual Happy Hour. We will then walk by 8 of the 14 plakats in downtown Salt Lake City. The open format will encourage discussions about Wake the Hive, Equality Utah, and the role of public art and activism in our community. Event is free and open to the public.

The Wake The Hive Walk is inspired by the national Jane Jacobs walks. The display allows the public a first-hand experience of activist Jane Jacobs’ vision of self-organized urbanism, as the plakat designs contribute to community dialogue and encourage viewers to engage with ideas that matter. If you are interested in learning more about Jane Jacobs’ work, visit the Center for the Living City’s web site: http://centerforthelivingcity.org/.

For more information about Wake The Hive and Equality Utah please visit Equality Utah’s website https://www.equalityutah.org/


About Equality Utah:
With a vision of a fair and just Utah, Unity Utah was founded in 2001 by a group of visionary members of the Utah lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Unity Utah’s initial goal was to increase the number of fair-minded elected officials holding office.

In an effort to better support its mission of securing equal rights and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Utahns and their families Unity Utah became Equality Utah Political Action Committee in 2004. At the same time, two other organizations were formed: Equality Utah and Equality Utah Foundation.

  • Equality Utah drafts legislation and coordinates lobby efforts to ensure its passage.
  • Equality Utah PAC focuses on endorsing and supporting candidates who are supportive of LGBTQ issues.
  • Equality Utah Foundation focuses on education designed to empower and activate people in the political process.
  • Sharing a single mission and vision, these three organizations continue to work on behalf of Utah’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer community.

About the Temporary Museum of Permanent Change:
The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change is a community based, participatory project that uses the ever-changing development processes underway in Salt Lake City as catalysts to animate city life. The Museum engages a variety of audiences using a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach that includes performance art and video production, visual art, urban archaeology, anthropology, local history, existing businesses and ongoing deconstruction and construction processes as spectacles for people of all ages. Together these elements provide teachable moments in our efforts to manage and celebrate change. This museum has no specific address. Rather it is a construction of ideas, installations and illuminations that comprise a new way of seeing our city.

About the Center for Living City:
The Center for the Living City advocates for vibrant, adaptive, equitable communities created by and for everyone. We work to inspire civic engagement and leadership, invite creative urban solutions, and expand our understanding of the ecology of cities. Our purpose is to advance social, environmental and economic justice.
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