Making Phoenix weird (which is a good thing)

A geographer and a graphic designer who are passionate about life in downtown Phoenix invite you to help them “make Phoenix weird.”  “Weird” in the sense of “having extraordinary character.”  Adam Iten and Quinn Murphy of www.makephoenixweird.com will launch their interactive online map on September 26 to showcase all that is available and happening in downtown Phoenix, bounded by Encanto Boulevard to the north, Buckeye Road to the south, 16th Street to the east, and 15th Avenue to the west.  The launch will be in conjunction with Urban Affair, a week-long series of events and performances to kick off Phoenix’s 2008-09 arts season.  Maps will be provided throughout the week, inviting residents to “Explore Your Core.”

Adam and Quinn want your ideas of what makes Phoenix weird.  Help them by taking an 8.5 x 11 inch white piece of paper and drawing a map of your favorite downtown Phoenix places and attractions.  They’ll take everyone’s input and incorporate into a special page on their website.  Several maps will also be on display at the Urban Affair Opening Night on September 26.  Click here to e-mail your submission; or fax to 602-252-2649.  All maps should be submitted by Friday, September 19 to be considered for the event.

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