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Ashley Vaughan

23 June 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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University Rebuild brings together theater members in Minneapolis who are not working due to Covid-19 to use their skills in support of the Black Lives Matters movement by helping communities clean up, make repairs, a...

Los Angeles Magazine

Marissa Gluck

23 May 2020

United States

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Artist and activist Warren Neidich organized drive-by art exhibits in two cities to help unemployed artists and communities feeling isolated during the Covid-19 related shutdown. Inspired by drive-by birthday, graduat...

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Emily Nonko

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13 May 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a project called Fill the Walls With Hope has come together, pairing public art with hyper-local information. The initiative, which has collaborated with various local organizations, came together as ...

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Sonja Swanson

8 May 2020

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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The City of Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency is providing funding for businesses closed by COVID-19 to board up their windows with public art. Offering up to $2,000 per business, its purpose is to help support local art...

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Cinnamon Janzer

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28 April 2020

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

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The Downtown Greenway in Greensboro was already underway when the coronavirus hit and it has turned out to be quite the respite and economic boon. The Greenway draws visitors in with trails, greenways, public art, loc...

The New York Times

Audra Burch

21 January 2020

Newnan, Georgia, United States

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The small Southern city of Newnan, GA considered themselves to be a fairly open and accepting place. This attitude was shattered when 17 huge portraits of ordinary people who make up Newnan were hung across the city a...

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Zoe Sullivan

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19 November 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Bringing the community into conversations about commemoration opens new ways to present public history. The Paper Monuments project in New Orleans asked residents to draw monuments that they would like to see replace ...

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Megan Clement

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15 November 2019

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

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The Brazilian city of Recife is tackling violence prevention by focusing on early-childhood education through a program called Urban95. In addition to painting the streets and buildings bright colors, Urban95 offers a...

Richland Source

Noah Jones

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1 November 2019

Hilliard, Ohio, United States

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Involving a community can bring value to public art. Following protracted discussions, the Hilliard Public Arts Commission succeeded in drawing up guidelines with the approval of the city as well as securing a small p...

Richland Source

Noah Jones

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30 October 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Cities enhanced by public art improve the quality of life for their residents. Across the midwest—from Bucyrus, Ohio, to Chicago, Illinois—cities are investing in public art and murals as a way to revitalize their com...

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Larry Phillips

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29 October 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Public art adds value to communities that have experienced decline in recent decades. In towns like Mansfield and Marietta, Ohio, public art plays a positive role. Murals created by groups like Mansfield Murals Inc., ...

Beirut Today

Aina De Lapparent Alvarez

10 September 2019

Hammana, Lebanon

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Amplifying local culture, history, and food through the arts increases tourism and can revitalize areas struggling with depopulation. The Hammana Artist House, a collaboration between a philanthropist and Collectif Ka...

Design Week

Sarah Dawood

23 July 2019

London, England, United Kingdom

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Environments designed with soundscapes and visual art help to reduce anxiety and pain. In London, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has noted a marked improvement in patient experience, including decreased pain and eve...

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Sandra Larson

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17 July 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In Boston, many groups are working to public spaces, large and small, as they face upheaval and change in the face of rapid development. In one example, the Asian Community Development Corporation creates projects for...

Middle East Eye

Olivia Cuthbert

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18 June 2019

Beirut, Lebanon

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Building community around storytelling preserves cultural heritage. Across Lebanon, individuals and institutions like the Lebanese Ministry of Culture and the Theatre Monnot in Beirut are working to preserve oral cult...

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Elizabeth Pandolfi

15 May 2019

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Creating and deploying exhibitions in response to real-time events can allow museums to play a larger role in community engagement and education. By developing so-called rapid-response exhibits, museums can respond mo...

Yes! Magazine

Gabriel Furshong

9 May 2019

Helena, Montana, United States

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Earlier this year, Helena, Montana became the first city in the United States to both remove and replace a confederate monument. A group called the Equity Fountain Project will replace the old monument with a public a...

The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

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22 April 2019

Medford, Massachusetts, United States

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In an effort to promote safe driving, a local artist painted a three-dimensional crosswalk near an elementary school. The idea came from school-aged children, noticing the intersection needed improvements, who brought...

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Gregory Scruggs

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25 March 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Publicly-owned galleries can provide an open, inclusive space for both artists and the community. In Seattle, the Office of Arts and Culture renovated the disused third floor of the King Street Station, turning it int...

CityLab

Tanvi Misra

12 March 2019

Medellín, Colombia

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City planners and governments often overlook culture when trying to rebuild cities blighted by war, disasters, or other types of urban distress. But not Medellín, Colombia. After the drug trade made Medellín a violent...

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Jake Kincaid

5 March 2019

Medellin, Colombia

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In one of Colombia’s most violent neighborhoods, Comuna 13, lives Agro Arte, a garden and community outreach center. The center works with local residents to turn places of violence into green spaces, dedicating new p...

Yes! Magazine

Stacey McKenna

28 February 2019

Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico

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Artistic collaboration transcends political barriers and can foster a transnational identity. On the US-Mexico border, initiatives like the Dreams Across Borders project, initiated by the Mexican Consulate, and the Bo...

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Rachel Kaufman

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12 February 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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San Diego residents may be seeing more placemaking projects, like murals or pedestrian plazas, because of a more streamlined permitting process. The city, notorious for making such projects difficult and expense to in...

Hyperallergic

Emily Wilson

30 November 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Installed throughout Oakland, Rosten Woo’s sculptures consist of bells that chime at quicker frequency the more particulate is present in the air. Through this means, Woo make air quality data visible and pushes for e...

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Sara Rose Sharp

27 November 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Ghana ThinkTank connects planners in the so-called “first world” to planners in the so-called “third world” to challenge notions of development and spread ideas from overlooked sources. For a recent project, plann...

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