FlatPak is Back!
This past Saturday, May 21, the FlatPak House, designed by Minneapolis-based Lazor Office, re-opened to the public offering familiar features and a few new tricks. On Saturdays from 10 am–4 pm and Sundays from 12 noon–4 pm you can stop by the house and use it as the hippest visitor center in the city. Talk with Walker staff about the FlatPak, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, or the Walker Art Center. Sit on one of the comfy green couches courtesy of Blu Dot and contemplate the structure’s architecture, flip through an issue of Dwell or one of the prefab architecture books on the coffee table, or lay your head back and enjoy a siesta. Occasionally, Walker tour guides will be on hand to offer on-demand tours of the Garden that will take off from the FlatPak.
Give Field Office a try!
During the week, a little something different will be happening in the FlatPak. As part of Open Field, the Education and Community Programs staff will be in-residence with the FlatPak serving as a public office and activity space under the name Field Office. Field Office is designed as a way to reflect, connect, and research new ideas openly and collaboratively. From June through August we will be hosting informal conversations and activities related to our interests in learning and public engagement. We’re also there to talk with anyone who stops by. Everything is free and open to the public so please wander in and join us. Some projects already on the schedule include Open Phenology, a series of roving conversations and field notes focused on natural phenomena, and Amanda Lovelee’s discussion on activating space and changing the world using mini-manuals as part of her Call and Answer Project.