The gap between the 1 percent and the 99 percent continues to widen in America and globally. Meanwhile, the continuing legacy of racism and other forms of discrimination make themselves felt. Here’s how art and placemaking efforts are promoting equal access to the necessities and the joys of life.

Monumental Changes

New thinking about historical monuments | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Revolutionary Art

Artists raise their voices for justice | Ferguson, Missouri

Open Source Philadelphia

Bringing artists to the streets of Philadelphia | Pedro Alonzo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The MLK Mural

A city preserves its cultural heritage | Meg Saligman, Chattanooga, TN


Artists around the country question what is and why

A Creative Community Discovered

Wildflowers maps the artists of Tenderloin | San Francisco, CA