The dreamplace Project is a public art project by artist and Northside neighbor, Denise Mahone, that had been commissioned by City of Asylum Pittsburgh. The project acknowledges and encourages curiosity about the collective dream life of the Central Northside community by facilitating attention to dreams. Participating neighbors anonymously contributed a narrative and word/phrase from their dreams. The public artwork, to be installed in the Alphabet Reading Garden in the Fall of 2015, will include an evolving psychic map using neighbors’ dream words that tell an otherwise invisible story of the place.
Denise Mahone has lived in the Allegheny City Central neighborhood since 2006, after completing an M.F.A. in sculpture at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 2002. She also holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and has a special interest in the intersections between place and place-making, ecology, creative practice, and healing.
The dreamplace Project Opening is free and will be held on Sunday, November 15 from 10:00 to 11:30 am in the Alphabet Reading Garden, located at 1406 Monterey Street. Coffee and light food will be served at 10:00 am. Denise will begin an artist talk at 10:30 am, followed by several of the project participants reading their dreams. For more information, or to reserve your free seat, visit The dreamplace Project event page, email Hannah Waltz, or call 412-323-0278.