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Tafline Laylin

11 September 2018

Uummannaq, Greenland

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When an artist was asked to create a design that would bring attention to the dire state of climate change solutions, he created "a solar-powered cube that converts humidity into waterfalls." Fifty prototypes later, a...

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Ellie Honeybone

9 September 2018

Northam, Australia

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A project to paint murals on silos across Western Australia has brought artists from around the world for work. These murals--some 36 meters high--have created stunning public art and cultural tourism for often strugg...

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Adam Skolnick

7 September 2018

Washington, United States

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After her client and friend gets sentenced to 13 years in prison at the Washington Corrections Center for Women, Laurie Dawson, an activist, sets out to reform prison practices. With the guidance of the Bangkok Rules,...

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James Watkins

6 September 2018

Bishkek, Kyrgystan

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Local residents of Biskek, Kyrgystan have turned old tires into art, bringing beauty and character to a space to a post-Soviet city that was previously dark and impersonal. The upcycling of the old tires littering the...

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Jessica Contrera

3 September 2018

United States

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In the 1900s Lewis Hine posed as a bible salesman so he could get inside factories and take pictures of child workers. At the time children from 10-15 were put to work, and had no legal protections. Years later his p...

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Jacqui Palumbo

30 August 2018

Paris, France

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Through augmented reality (AR) effects, street artists have created surprising, novel experiences in museums and in public. Using an app, viewers can see murals in motion, art floating in the air, and new ‘additions’ ...

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Jared Brey

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30 August 2018

Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, United States

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An Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania art project "gently" demolished a historic, vacant building and reassembled it as a communal space. This is an example of "creative placemaking," a method to both preserve the character of...

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Audrey F. Henderson

29 August 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The Cleveland Museum of Art has developed a multi-faceted plan to close the large disparity between the demographics of the community it serves and the demographics of its staff and visitors. Initiatives in the plan i...

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Erica Rawles

28 August 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The New Orleans Museum of Art is taking its holdings out of the museum and into public space through the use of a custom-built trailer. Called NOMA+, the trailer’s walls fold out creating walkways while interior walls...

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Serena Maria Daniels

28 August 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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A food truck in a Detroit Latinx neighborhood offers “decolonized” food—food made up of staples of the Latinx culture before colonization. In this way, the truck—and other community activists working on food issues—ho...

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Josh Jones

28 August 2018

Germany

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An online German museum is collecting and creating access to the sounds of obsolete technology such as portable cassette players, modems, and rotary phones. Through this collection, the museum preserves a tangible phy...

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Gregory Scruggs

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27 August 2018

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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Untold RVA, a project developed by ‘tactical urbanist’ Free Egunfemi, intervenes in public space to foreground the history of slavery and the lives of the enslaved in Richmond. While work is being done to dismantle Ri...

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Katherine Shaver

27 August 2018

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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How do you make a public space inviting so people will gather, but also safe from the growing danger of attackers using vehicles to ram large numbers of people? Many cities have responded to such attacks with concrete...

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Linda Poon

23 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The New York Public Library Insta Novels program makes public domain works available to be read on Instagram. Featuring engaging artwork and a user friendly format, Insta Novels make literature available to users with...

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Danielle Ziegelheim

22 August 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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Mike Wamaya opened a ballet studio for underprivileged children in Nairobi. Through dance, the children learn a skill, have a means to express often difficult things about their lives, and learn solildarity across tri...

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Alexxa Gotthardt

22 August 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Momm and Popp is a Detroit-area artist residency built to support artists with young children. Supports provided by Momm and Popp include access to child care, activities for children, and a financial stipend.

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Rikki Bird

21 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Dario Calmese’s Black Art Yearbook captures candid portraits of curators, collectors, dealers and other people who support the creation of black art. In this way, Calmese is making a historical record of an exciting m...

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Katy Reckdahl

20 August 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Community organizing may be the key to a comeback along New Orleans’ Claiborne Avenue. Once home to a booming block of African American-owned businesses, many left once a new expressway demolished the street in the 19...

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Mark Arehart

17 August 2018

Akron, Ohio, United States

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The QuTheatr in Akron has created a theater company made up of teenagers from the LGBTQ community. Through the theater, a safe space has been created for LGBTQ teens to have a paid job, develop acting skills, and feel...

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Jasmine Weber

15 August 2018

Venice, Italy

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A partnership between Venice’s Uffizi Gallery and Indiana University is providing new access to the Uffizi’s collection of ancient sculpture. The Uffizi Digitization Project provides a web interface for visitors to se...

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Audrey F. Henderson

14 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Photographer Tonika Lewis Johnson created a “Map Twins” project to bring together people from often strictly segregated sections of Chicago. Connecting people who live on the same number block of the north and south s...

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Melissa Petro

14 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The Ghost Bike Project installs stripped-down bikes at the scenes of fatal accidents to raise awareness about the work still needed to ensure safety for cyclists. Project staff also work to correct narratives about bi...

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14 August 2018

Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Italy

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To bring more people to almost-deserted Italian towns, town leaders are attempting to grow the “albergo diffuso” model, which roughly translates to “scattered homes.” Many Italian towns have land as well as the desire...

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Jessica Bakeman

14 August 2018

Parkland, Florida, United States

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Camp Shine, is helping student survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, heal. Through art, dance, and music, they are processing their trauma. The camp, was founded by two upperclassmen fro...

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Allison Meier

13 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Commemorating the nearly forgotten history of one of New York City’s first factories, Jackie Mock’s installation “The Pencil Museum” places items related to the history of Eberhard Faber’s pencil company in outdoor vi...

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