Category Archive: Art

#FEELINGS4REAL

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This post is the first in a series by guest author, Carter Weeks Maddox.  Carter Weeks Maddox teaches English composition at Texas State University-San Marcos, where he recently completed a graduate degree in literature.… Continue reading

Why a Museum of the Future now, in Mexico

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This is a guest post from Kate Balug, an artist and producer of cultural urban projects. Her current research includes an examination of critical imagination as a tool to redefine urban paradigms, intervention… Continue reading

Lees Circle. A proposal for New Orleans

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Last month, I participated in a group show at the Antenna Gallery in New Orleans entitled monu_MENTAL, which sought to revise and revive one’s experience of local monuments.  Many a New Orleans monument… Continue reading

Place Gets Personal: The Conversations of Planners and Artists on the Power of Place

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This is a new type of entry, which we call Conversations. Each month, we will choose an article from another source, send it out to a group of people, and post the conversation… Continue reading

The Psychogeography of the iPhone

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A year ago January, I started what I intended to be a year-long art project during which I would record my paths through the city each day. My plan was to take the… Continue reading

Planning and Protest, Or, Freedom is Not Square

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Last Friday in Egypt, Tahrir Square played host to violent clashes between protesters and military forces. An image quite distinct from the ones we watched a little over two months ago, when Egyptians… Continue reading

First Encounters

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This piece is a submission from guest author and poet, Silish Yigebru. Born and raised in the rural Yifat region of Ethiopia, Silish often reflects on the stark contrast between the life she… Continue reading

Hide/Seek in the City: Reflections on the NPG Exhibit

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Last weekend marked the final days of the National Portrait Gallery’s monumental exhibit, Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.  Monumental, because in 2010, it became the first exhibit in a major American… Continue reading