Reclaiming broken city spaces
I started thinking about this when I saw these geode pieces by Paige Smith on Colossal today. It’s rad to see artists reclaim these broken areas of walls and sides of buildings. They take a small space that would make you think about how your city is marred and broken, and insert some color and wonder into them.
Not all street art is vandalism and few street artists are vandals. They’re guerrilla installation artists trying to change the way you see your city.
Here are a few projects I’ve seen and loved over the past year:
Legos bricks in place of cement patches
Pittsburgh’s own Alberto Almarza creating the tiniest of installations
Adam Bartholl’s guerilla information sharing with Dead Drops