Forecast Blog

October 24, 2016

Wandering Space

by Kacey Wong

HONG KONG—Hong Kong–based artist and activist Kacey Wong questions the politics of space by reimagining housing and other built structures as mobile units. Inspired by spaceship return capsules and David Bowie’s song “Space Oddity,” Wong’s Wandering Space envisions what is possible within a small, adaptable interior. Originally designed as a traveling stage for renowned singer … Read More

Megan Guerber | Featured, Public Art Review

October 21, 2016

An Island Reborn

Public art stands to play a vital placemaking role in the $5 billion redevelopment of San Francisco’s Treasure Island

One man’s trash, runs the old saw, is another’s treasure. In the case of San Francisco’s Treasure Island, the “trash” consisted of some 500 acres’ worth of gravel and dredged sand dumped on a dangerous reef to create a site for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. And the treasure? After decades of inaction, it … Read More

October 19, 2016

The Arch Turns 50

New grounds show off Saarinen’s modernist masterpiece

St. Louis—To mark the fiftieth anniversary of “Topping Out Day”—the harrowing placement of the keystone into the St. Louis Gateway Arch on October 28, 1965—a metaphorical keystone will drop into place with the completion of the new Park Over the Highway. Long severed from downtown St. Louis by Interstate 44, the Arch will finally be … Read More

Stefene Russell | On Location, Public Art Review

October 19, 2016

Object Lessons

Increasingly, K-12 educators are looking to public art to enrich learning across the curriculum

As K-12 schools around the country kick into high gear, students at one Minnesota school have a unique opportunity to display artworks to the entire neighborhood in an outdoor gallery. It’s called Connections Gallery, and it was conceived of and constructed by students at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, in collaboration with a neighborhood artist, … Read More

October 11, 2016

Announcing the Forecast Future Fund

Forecast Public Art is helping to raise the profile of public art locally and globally. Take a look at all the ways we have activated artists and communities in the last year. This year, Theresa Sweetland joined Forecast as our new Executive Director. As Forecast’s founder Jack Becker focuses on building our Community Services team and Theresa moves forward in her new leadership … Read More

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October 11, 2016

Knotted Grotto

by Meg Saligman

PHILADELPHIA—Pilgrims jotted prayers, struggles, and dreams on some 150,000 knotted ribbons at Knotted Grotto, a temporary installation at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. The grotto consisted of a 20-by-13-foot wigwamlike structure where visitors were invited to write down their intention or prayer request and tie it to the structure, then untie … Read More