Jamie Crooke: Pulse & Parcel

Pulse & Parcel: February 5 – March 18, 2011

Pulse & Parcel: February 5 – March 18, 2011

“Pulse and Parcel” aimed to create awareness of the space we live within and share with others. Through community participation and investigation, Crooke explored ways of dividing up space, creating community, and policy planning towards an imagined alternative future. Using the tools of Urban Planners, Policy Makers and Citizens, unfolded ways of engaging with the land around us in a democratic way, with the goal of creating conscientious citizens that engage in their community. Participants engaged in the project in person, online or by phone. All on-site activities were designed for persons of varying age, ability and art know-how.

Public Events:

Exhibition Opening: February 5, 2011

Participating artists:

Jamie Crooke

Participating organizations:

This project was made possible through a grant from The Pasadena Department of Cultural Affairs Arts and Culture Commission and an ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation.


Jamie Crooke Powell is an artist, educator, and administrator based in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the Otis Public Practice MFA program in 2011, and is currently the Programs Manager at The Pasadena Educational Foundation in Pasadena, CA. Her art practice is comprised of project-based artworks utilizing a service-based model exploring the intersection of urban planning and public health. The artwork is often participatory in nature, which utilizes performance, installation art, video, drawing, social sculpture and event planning as formats for her artwork. Throughout her projects and professional practice she aims to create moments of reflection using pedagogical models, poetics, and a public practice.

Jamie is a lifelong learner and health advocate, which informs her art practice.

At GLAD PAP were are working on policy to create a more fair and justice future for us all. The current proposition of parceling 2 acres of land per person is on major initiative. Are you happy with the amount of space that you currently have? Do you feel like you are getting your fair share in society? Feel free to leave any complaints you have about the existing economic and political structures that affect your daily life, so that we may include your perspective in our policy planing. Thank you for your active civic engagement.