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Public Art in Minnesota

 From the foreward of Public Art in Minnesota, published by Forecast Public Art in 1994.

"... imagine the effect of being surrounded by multiple forms of public art - performances in public places and other forms of temporary public art created by independent artists and community groups, as well as government percent-for-art projects - as a natural part of our public lives. By providing as healthy counterbalance to the barrage of cynical and manipulative media images that have eroded pulbic discussion and a sense of shard purpose, public art - like trees in the natural world - produces the oxygen of our built environment."

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 Reinventing Public Space: Contemporary Placemaking Practices in Berlin

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Marcus Young, Wishes for the Sky, 2007

Wishes for the Sky