New Public Sites has always been a way of seeing, feeling, experiencing, and discussing the invisible sites and overlooked features of our everyday places. Now the New Public Wander takes another turn. As I double down on creating public art and placemaking for pedestrian safety and play, I’ve taken this moment to refocus my practice of New Public Sites back to its gravelly beginnings of defining terms and ideas so that we may detourne language towards better understanding our shared places and experiences. I invite you to use, enjoy, and adapt the Typology of New Public Sites now featured on the front page of this website. The walk will continue among friends and neighbors both in personal moments and public engagement embedded within my ongoing public art practice.
This fall New Public Sites is excited to offer one new walking tour in Arlington, Virginia, Wandering the West Pike, and three classics in Baltimore City; Inner Harbor Baltimore Drift, Station North Ave, and Druid Hill Reservoir Interchange! The tours series focuses on the intersecting issues of public space access, transportation equity, creative placemaking, and how residents are shaping places through everyday actions.
All tours are free and open to the public, but spots are limited so be sure to register. The Fall 2018 New Public Sites tours are made possible with support from Arlington Arts and Free Fall Baltimore.
Free Fall Baltimore is presented by BGE, and is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization.