A community bake oven fills a vacant lot on the North Side

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A Community Bake Oven Fills A Vacant Lot in the North Side Adrian McCoy  June 21, 2016

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Neu Kirche invited three artists “to engage with a space on the North Side and to activate it,” said artist M. Michelle Illuminato, who has transformed one lot into “Tripoli Street BakeYard” — a place where the community can gather to bake in a cob oven.

“I’m very interested in place and the relationship between people and place,” Ms. Illuminato said. “What this project aims to do is make that space into a place, a space that’s been imbued with people’s memories and activities and someplace that is shared in the community.”

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