Tag Archives: Public Space and Politics
My article “Wonderland: A world turned upside down” published on Open Space on September 7th sparked a lengthy and heated debate among the blog’s commentors, many of whom are participating artists or people invested in the Tenderloin neighborhood. In this … Continue reading
Wonderland, a public, collaborative project by Lance Fung is set to open in October 2009 in the Tenderloin of San Francisco and includes an impressive number of artists whose projects will respond, in some way, to the neighborhood. This article … Continue reading
Since 1994, Lewis Watts, local Richmond, California photographer has been documenting the city of New Orleans. Today, on the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina I consider Watts’ relationship to the South through his role as witness and informed participant. Focusing … Continue reading
“This land wasn’t made for you and me” was written after touring the San Francisco Federal Building designed by Morphosis Architecture firm. The article focuses on the building’s plaza on the corner of 7th and Mission Street that claims to … Continue reading
“No Place Like Home: Design and Architecture in post-Katrina New Orleans” responds to Eric Heiman’s discussion of beauty and utility through an examination of the rebuilding projects of the Make It Right Foundation and Habitat for Humanity’s Musician’s Village. The … Continue reading
“The Garden as Protest” considers the recent emergence of urban gardening projects as a form of non-violent protest through the project known as FARM: Future Action Reclamation Mob initiated by designer Robyn Waxman. Read all about it on Open Space.
My first article written for SF MOMA’s blog, Open Space entitled “Public Art and Redevelopment” examines a current construction project in San Francisco’s Mission District and questions how public art functions within the context of redevelopment. Check out the article … Continue reading