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I recently came across a provocative work by the artist Daniel Bejar that addresses the intersection of art, the environment, and public space. Bejar explains his “site-specific intervention” Get Lost! (2009-ongoing) as a “project (that) restores NYC’s Metropolitan Transit Authority’s subway maps, signs and place names, to what they may have geographically [...]
These were created on walls near the Gowanus Canal. In March of 2010 it was designated a Superfund site by EPA infuriating some (fearful that it will depress property values and curtail development) and delighting others (that it might actually get cleaned up). You can also read a recent opinion [...]
On two recent trips to New York City I kept seeing birdhouses. They may or may not be housing real birds, but they struck me as hopeful gestures. _____________________ The director of Stanford Undergraduate Sustainability Scholars (SUSS) and the coordinator of this blog, Mark is interested in ecology, art, and urbanism.