Tag Archives: public art

Call for Submissions: The Geometry Box Project for Malala Yousafzai

Heidi Phelps, the founder of Wayward Broad Studio, created a participatory art project to make a collective statement about how women have the right to education and free expression. The project was created in response to the shooting of a young Pakistani girl, who is now in critical condition for “promoting secularism.” Phelps is now […]

Q&A with Michael Owen: Spreading the Love in Baltimore

  What do an office building, plumbing store and yoga studio have in common? They all proudly support the Baltimore Love Project, a series of 20 identical black-and-white murals spaced evenly throughout the city of Baltimore, depicting a silouette of hands spelling out the word “LOVE.” Local artist Michael Owen does almost all of the actual painting […]

Q&A with Liz Belfer and Lea Faminiano: Designing Superheroes for Cities

  A youth development program located in New York City, Guardians of the City, encourages schoolchildren to become involved in their community by combining social issues with public art. The goal of the project is “to empower children to take ownership of their community and raise awareness for positive change.” (Check out our previous post about the program here.) […]

Guardians of the City: Kid-Powered Street Art for Good

  It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Guardian of the City! A public art project in New York City calls on schoolchildren to design imaginary superheroes to “protect” their communities. The project was created as part of a thesis project by two MFA students, Liz Belfer and Lea Faminiano, at Parsons The New School for […]

Photography Lets Viewers “See Potential” of Healthy Communities in Chicago

  About a year ago, photographer Emily Schiffer won a grant from the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund grant program to do a documentary project about emergencies not covered by mainstream media. Schiffer, who studied fine art, photography and African-American studies at the University of Pennsylvania, wanted to document public health problems related to the lack of access to healthy affordable food. It’s a […]