Artist Shani Ha came up with the very special Table for Two at a restaurant located on 7th Avenue in New York. The table, that’s split between the inside and the outside and has a glass panel in the middle, aims to play with the boundaries of public and private spaces. Continue reading
Gowanus artist Ruth Hofheimer has partnered with DOT Art and Arts Gowanus to install six steel sculptures along the median at 4th Avenue and Prospect Avenue in South Slope, Brooklyn. The series of bright and humorous cartoon-like cut outs titled, “Greenery” features abstract vegetative forms and organic growth. While the plant-like structures provide a contrast to the surrounding urban landscape, the steel materials of Hofheimer’s pieces also reference the vehicular industries that dominate the avenue. Continue reading
DOT Art has partnered with the Dominique Lévy Gallery and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership to present the installation of “Snow Monsters” at the Flatiron Plaza on Broadway and 23rd Street. The group of 12 white and gray marble sculptures, created by Swiss-artist Peter Regli, are meant to “interrupt the quick glance” of passerby within the urban atmosphere of the plaza. Continue reading
Cristina and Cyla painted a wall in Bushwick, Brooklyn, as a tribute to the great poet Paulo Leminski who would be 70 years old in August 2014. We are very grateful to our new friend Nev (No Entry Design), for all the support and contact with Livestream Public who gave us the opportunity to paint this mural at the corner of Morgan Ave & Stagg St. If you’re around, come and see it in person.
Dead Drops is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessible to anybody in public space. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop.
Something he has “dreamed of capturing for decades,” Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has released a stunning set of images that captures his hometown of New York in a way that has never before been seen. Taken from a nauseating 7500-feet above the city, Laforet’s “Gotham 7.5K” series reveals the unrelenting, pulsating energy that radiates from the Big Apple’s city grid. Continue reading
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you a look at cities that do winter right, planning a city in 3-D and Grand Central Terminal during snowmageddon2015.
In March of 2014, NYPD police commission Bill Bratton announced a crackdown on New York’s renowned subway car performers. Dancers were being charged with acts of misdemeanor and disorderly conduct. Litefeet by Scott Carthy is a documentary that looks at the last dance by the W.A.F.F.L.E. crew a New York City subway car. Continue reading
When you look at the above photo, do you see a vision of a future that is naiively utopian or one that is prescient and compelling? Your answer probably depends on how often you crane your neck and gaze skyward. Continue reading
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you a look of how a simple linear park transformed into a diverse community space, drastic anti-pollution measures taken in Paris and the many roles of your local library.