The privatization of public art

So how public is our public art anyway? With the case of “Dawn Shadows”, an exuberant steel sculpture by Louise Nevelson at 200 W Madison St.  in Chicago, it depends. It was outside, now it’s inside. Is it still “public”? The building at 200 W Madison was designed by SOM and completed in 1982. Nevelson’s … Continue reading

Three Planes and a Bench

02.29.2012 So I’ve been spilling a lot of words all about how (mostly other) people create buildings, spaces, and urban conditions that are not what I loosely define as “responsible”. This is a personal pursuit of mine to learn from the mistakes of others, ostensibly to help me create more thoughtful, responsible architecture. I know … Continue reading