Civilian #1 Launch Party!

Civilian Launch Party First Friday August 1st! 6-9PM @ Front/Space, 217 W. 18th Street, KCMO 64108 Front/Space is proud to launch its very first publication, Civilian, a magazine dedicated to art, literature, and the city. A year in the making, Civilian is a book-length compilation of essays, photography, illustration, fiction, poetry, reporting, and reviews. Civilian brings…

Civilian Stories: You Can’t Hurry Love

Opening Friday, June 6th from 6-9PM at Front/Space (217 W. 18th), Civilian Stories and Lots of Love present You Can’t Hurry Love. Featuring the design, sculpture, and photography of Sean Starowitz, Matthew Hayden, Nate Kautzer, Andrew Lyles, Taylor Pruitt, and Jessica N Rogers, You Can’t Hurry Love is about the patience, push, and pull to which…

Civilian Stories: Waiting To Close–A Latent Sculpture Park (or: A Land Bank and its Discontents)

Front/Space, Civilian Stories, and the Marlborough Community Coalition present Waiting to Close, an installation by metal artist, photographer, and designer Charles Brown, along with photography from Wes Landis and residents from the neighborhoods that form the Marlborough Community Coalition. In the summer of 2013, Charles Brown was approved to purchase the vacant lot at 8211 Brooklyn Avenue…

Civilian Stories/SPUD: Visualizing Vacancy

Friday April 4th, 2014, 6:00PM : Civilian Stories, The Society for the Prevention of Unnecessary Demolition (SPUD), Urban Film and Design (UFD) and the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design (AUPD) @ UMKC invite you to preview work in progress related to the condition of vacant land and housing in Kansas City, Missouri.  At Front/Space (217…

Civilian Stories: Project: Process!

What exactly is that urban feel everyone is talking about? Civilian Stories presents Project: Process by Jessica Borusky. Project:Process! is a two-channel video installation that personifies language used in contemporary urban development and planning via performance-for-video. Moreover, the installation designs a relationship between the subject, camera, and audience as a potential format in unpacking bureaucratic systems connecting live/work space…

Civilian Stories: Open Office

The editors of The Civilian would like to invite you to our open house at Front/Space (217 W. 18th). This Friday, February 7th from 6-9PM, we will welcome our incomparable contributors and the public to our office and exhibition room to immerse themselves in the network we are building to establish the voice of The Civilian…

No More Hyperlocal Literature: The Civilian

civilian (n.)  “relating to a citizen, relating to public life, befitting a citizen; popular, affable, courteous.”  -Online Etymological Dictionary From the Editors: Greetings! We are editors of the The Civilian, a forthcoming magazine for civics, art, and literature based in Kansas City, MO. Launching this spring and summer, The Civilian follows model for publishing that coordinates…

Front/Space wins 2013 Rauschenberg Foundation SEED Grant

One of the current Rocket Grants recipients Front/Space (see Leandra Burnett, Sarah Murphy and Kent Szlauderbach’s project Civilian Stories) is a surprise recipient of three year’s worth of operating expenses from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Other Kansas City recipients include the Black House Collective, FOKL, and the Fishtank. Huge congratulations to them all! For more…