Forecast Blog

December 13, 2017

The Walkway

by Marshall Moya Design

WASHINGTON – The grey-and-hot-pink aboveground tunnel at the corner of 14th and U Streets in Washington, D.C., is a public art installation—one focused on the relationship between pedestrian safety and street harassment. Created by the architectural firm Marshall Moya Design, The Walkway is a 32-foot-long, 11-foot-wide, 9-foot-tall structure that lets those who walk through it experience … Read More

December 6, 2017

Wildstyle on the High Plains

The RedCan graffiti jam connects kids on South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Reservation with major street artists—and their own traditions

As you drive down a certain desolate stretch of U.S. Route 212 in South Dakota, you eventually come to a town with a weather-beaten water tower, a single woebegone grocery, and a sign for Main Street. Turn onto this one-mile thoroughfare and the built environment soon transforms from drab to dramatic. In place of the … Read More

November 29, 2017

Seitu Jones: From the Neighborhood to the World

The story behind the lauded St. Paul, Minnesota, artist’s passion to understand community, politics, nature—and food

When 2,000 people took their seats at the half-mile-long table down Victoria Street in St. Paul on September 14, 2014, the occasion was CREATE: The Community Meal, a project initiated by St. Paul artist Seitu Jones. For two years, Jones knocked on doors in the Frogtown neighborhood around Victoria Street, getting his neighbors’ approval to … Read More

Camille LeFevre | Featured, Public Art Review

November 29, 2017

Cities As If People Mattered

Inspired and led by visionary Theaster Gates, Place Lab aims at nothing less than a transformation of how we talk about, and carry out, urban redevelopment

“Ethical redevelopment” is urbanism focused on equity, and equity is an American tradition. At our best, we strive for equal access to public education, impartiality in hiring, and fairness in housing, to name just a few areas of concern (and struggle, in the current political climate). Ethical redevelopment happens when public artists, architects, designers, urban … Read More

November 15, 2017

Fargo Civic Art and Placemaking Plan

Development of Public Art Possibilities

Forecast Public Art is excited to have facilitated the Fargo Public Art Master Plan! In the fall of 2016, Forecast was hired by The City of Fargo to create a civic art and placemaking plan, a comprehensive scheme to guide creative city building and foster public arts development in the city. Public Art Possibilities was the … Read More

Forecast Public Art | Consulting, Forecast

November 15, 2017

Thiago Mundano: 2017 IAPA Winner

Pimp My Carroça, São Paulo, Brazil, 2007

Brazilian street artist Thiago Mundano has been named the winner of the 2017 International Award for Public Art (IAPA) for his project Pimp My Carroça. The project began in 2007 when Mundano approached São Paulo’s unofficial garbage-collection workers with a proposal: he and artist colleagues would give their carts—carroças—a colorful makeover. The goal: make the … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review