Mobility Innovation District Brings New Electric Transportation Option to Southwest

By Southwester Staff On October 20, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the Southwest Business Improvement District (Southwest BID) and community leaders launched DC’s first-ever Mobility Innovation District.  According to the Mayor’s office, the multi-year mobility project, funded by a $3 million city grant to the […]

New Mobility Innovation District Launched to Expand Access to Equitable Transportation in Southwest

By Southwester Staff On May 25, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development announced a multi-million dollar investment in the development of two innovation districts, including one in Southwest.  The Mobility Innovation District (MID) will be led by the Southwest Business Improvement District (BID). The city’s […]

Multimedia Exhibit Merges Music with Digital Brushstrokes at ARTECHOUSE

By Southwester Staff From January 17 to March 6, Southwest’s ARTECHOUSE will host the U.S. debut of Transient: Impermanent Paintings, an exhibit by Italian multimedia artist Quayola.  Originally created as an audiovisual concert for two motorized pianos by Quayola, the piece uses generative algorithms so each brushstroke is sonified with a piano note. As a […]

Critical Exposure: Teaching Youth to Use Photography for Social Change

By Gabriele Strauch The Southwest Neighborhood Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA YATF), in partnership with Critical Exposure (CE), is offering an exciting photography and storytelling program for Southwest youth, ages 14-16. The mission of CE is “to train DC youth to harness the power of photography and their own voices to fight for educational equity […]

ARTECHOUSE Opens 4th Cherry Blossom Season with a Hope of Renewal

By Matt Koehler Walking into Renewal 2121 (https://www.artechouse.com/program/renewal-2121/), masked but amidst a small jubilant crowd of early viewers, I felt lighter than the last time I experienced one of ARTECHOUSE’s cherry blossom-themed interactive exhibits. Much has happened in the past year that has caused intense existential anxiety. Some parts of the world are just starting […]