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July 11, 2017

Designing The Future, Freestyle

Hip Hop Architecture Camps invite inner-city kids to mold their communities.

VIDEO – There’s no end to the prescriptions that adult pundits make for dealing with urban issues. But how would a preteen or teenager who lives in an inner-city community rethink and remake his or her environment? Answers will emerge from the Hip Hop Architecture Camps, cosponsored by the Urban Arts Collective, the Universal Hip … Read More

Public Art Review | News, Public Art Review

June 28, 2017

Richard Florida’s Top-Down Urbanism

The “creative class” prophet’s prescriptions for today’s urban ills don’t get at the real problems

A decade and a half ago Richard Florida’s “creative class” research became a sensation and opened new avenues of dialogue among city leaders around the world. At the same time, his emphasis on shaping cities in the interests of that privileged subset of citizens has had a very mixed legacy. If you’ve heard Florida speak, … Read More

Tom Borrup | Books, Public Art Review

June 26, 2017

Making It Public 2017 Application Now Open!

Only 20 spots available for Making It Public, a two-day intensive workshop series to help artists make public art. Free to all participants. Designed for any studio practice/artistic approach – screen printing, sculpture, community engagement, painting and more! The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday October 1, 2017. For more information and to … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review

June 26, 2017

The Street Museums

Can you create museums for the anarchic outdoor genre called street art? Sure, as long as they break the rules too.

Whether you call it graffiti art, urban art, street art, or post-street art, the work of spray can and sticker virtuosos has been moving toward the mainstream for decades. It’s commissioned as public art and shown (and sold) in galleries. It got its first major museum retrospective, Art in the Streets, at the Los Angeles … Read More

Jon Spayde | News, Public Art Review

June 23, 2017

Public Posts

Artist offers a way for people to express themselves post-election

It was the day after Election Day. In the wake of the shock felt by many Americans at the victory of Donald Trump, sticky notes began appearing on the wall of a tunnel between the Fourteenth Street subway stations on Sixth and Seventh Avenues in New York City. On them were written messages of love, … Read More

June 21, 2017

“How Do We Go Beyond Talking?”

A conversation with Roberta Uno about arts, equity, and demographic change

Roberta Uno leads Arts in a Changing America, a five-year initiative based at the California Institute of the Arts. She and her team partner with other organizations, host conversations, design participatory artist-led workshops, and share stories that look at the relationships between the nation’s changing demographics and the arts. She mixes artistic, community engagement, scholarship, … Read More

Venessa Fuentes | Public Art Review, Shop Talk