RE/CYCLE HUB and Story Cycle
RE/CYCLE HUB is the creation of the UH Design/Build Collaborative which merges senior Graphic Design students from the School of Art with 5th year students from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. Story Cycle is an experience created by the School of Art Graphic Design graduate studio. Funding is provided by the Mitchell Center for the Arts Innovation Grant.
RE/CYCLE HUB and Story Cycle were part of the Mitchell Center for the Arts’ CounterCurrent festival, April 9–April 13. This five-day festival offered bold experimental art occupying a range of unexpected sites in the city of Houston. They were also deployed at the Earth Day Houston Festival at Discovery Green, and at Buffalo Bayou Partnership's Picnic in the Park on Saturday, April 26
RE/CYCLE HUB and Story Cycle are experiences designed to utilize and promote the power of cycling. RE/CYCLE HUB is a mobile, pedal-powered, shade structure that promises to engage, entice and entertain through a series of activities which motivate positive action toward environmental issues. This pop-up destination is comprised of four stations that use pedal power to creatively interact with art, sound, light, wind, energy and cycling. The Remake Recreate Station allows the audience to create posters through paint and pedal power. Light Station is a giant spinning kaleidoscope. The Cooling Station creates a breeze and the Listening Station is a single large musical instrument. Story Cycle, a bicycle scavenger hunt, is a riding and story telling activity designed to improve and enrich Houston’s cycling community by collecting data in the form of personal anecdotes and insights from the cyclists who actually ride the city’s streets.
UH School of Art Alum Susan Sutton (BA, Art History) is chief curator for an important exhibition of the work of fashion icon Charles James at the Menil Collection. While the show will open late in the Spring, you can already get a peek in Harper's Bazaar (February 2014), System Magazine (London), and other publications.