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.
I’m excited to share that New Public Sites has once again been featured by the producers of hit radio show 99 Percent Invisible. Back in 2012 99pi senior producer Sam Greenspan and host Roman Mars featured this work in episode #60, Names vs The Nothing. Eight years later we are honored to have our New Public Ideas featured in The 99 Percent Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design. Order your copy through a local bookstore today!
Reservoir Hill’s historic Druid Hill Park Gate at Madison Avenue will be illuminated in colorful lights and will be the starting point of a light parade and walking tour. All are invited to activate the Arches & Access light art with a community parade on Sunday, November 3rd, 5:30-9pm and walking tour on Friday, November 8, 7-9pm.