Ohio-based artist Hunter Franks worked with the city of Akron to temporarily shut down the freeway in order to host a citywide communal meal. The idea emerged from the artist's desire to create a community-focused future.
The freeway, which was built in the 1970s presented a city separation. However, there are plans to rid the city of the roadway and create a united future. This is why the communal meal became a reality.
On September 3, 2015, Hunter Franks and the city of Akron sat down at well-dressed tables that lined the highway. This large gesture towards community involvement and togetherness is a monumental moment for Akron as well as global cities. This bold statement suggests that bringing people together and encouraging a better future will ultimately build better communities.
Artist Hunter Franks Shut Down the Freeway to Host a Communal Meal
Ady Floyd — October 7, 2015 — Art & Design