Forecast Blog

November 8, 2017

Micro-housing in Beijing

Starting in 2010, Zhang Ke led a team that used alleyway design to revitalize Beijing neighborhoods

Under the aegis of the city’s official design showcase, Beijing Design Week (BJDW), architects and designers are making interventions into two traditional Beijing neighborhoods that are both innovative and respectful of scale and tradition. Dazhalan (Dashilar in the Beijing dialect) is an 800-year-old neighborhood not far from Tiananmen Square that became the city’s main business … Read More

November 8, 2017

Flows Two Ways

Artist: Stephen Glassman

NEW YORK – Without Stephen Glassman’s eight-story-tall sculpture Flows Two Ways, the view out of the primarily subsidized, middle-income apartments at Via 57 West, a new mixed-use and residential high-rise on the West Side of Manhattan, would have been a concrete wall. Instead, residents now see a 3,600-square-foot sculpture that looks like the Hudson River at … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review, Recent Projects

October 19, 2017

Dance of the Leaves—and the Data

Climate-data-based music accompanies tree-ballerinas in a unique arboreal performance in Oregon

BEND, Ore. – The fact that trees are wearing tutus is not the only remarkable thing about Arbor Ballet, an installation and performance, conceived by public artist Helen Lessick, that premiered in Bend, Oregon on October 5. It’s got some highly original, science-based music to go with it. Lessick outfitted ten of the trees in … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review, Recent Projects

October 19, 2017

PAR57 sneak peek: RedCan Graffiti Jam

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – The Cheyenne River Youth Project (CRYP) is harnessing a controversial artistic medium—graffiti—to reclaim and revitalize traditional Lakota narratives and values, as part of a broader strategy to engage, educate, and empower indigenous youth in America’s fourth largest tribal reservation in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. RedCan is a ‘graffiti jam’ spearheaded by … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review

October 19, 2017

Jack Becker takes his public art and placemaking expertise to Peru

Forecast founder and Director of Consulting and Creative Services invited to assist with public art planning in Lima, Peru

Jack Becker, Forecast founder and Director of Consulting and Creative Services, was invited to visit Lima, Peru by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). Their interdisciplinary research group, EMPLAZAR (Space + Art + Public) is composed of art historians, architects, curators and philosophers, and is “dedicated to addressing the conditions of living in Lima through artistic dynamics in … Read More

Public Art Review | Community, Consulting, Education, Forecast

October 2, 2017

Forecast Public Art 2018 Mid-Career Project Grant Finalists

Forecast is excited to announce the six finalists for our annual Mid-Career Project Grant: Phillip Espinoza Day, Tana Hargest, Greta McLain, Karl Unnasch, Pramila Vasudevan, and the team of Delina White, Sage Davis and Lavendar Hunt.   Each of the six finalists will receive $1,000 to prepare a proposal on their project to be presented in … Read More

Forecast | Artist Grants, Forecast