Living Walls the City Peaks: Call for Artists
A while back we were asked to be on a panel for the Living Walls Conference in Atlanta Goergia, August 13-15. Graciously we accepted as the organizers' enthusiasm was infectious. They have recently put out a call for artist participation as well as released a list of artists already on board. I'm excited to see such a diverse and exceptional group will be participating including two personal favorites, Gaia, and Know Hope. If you are interested in getting involved and seeing your work on the streets of Atlanta, I highly suggest you check out the site and contact the organizers.
There is also a list of speakers available for this event that includes, Dr. Jeff Ferrell, Sabir Kahn, Nathan Piazza, Liam Rattray, Blacki Li Rudi Migliozzi, and us. I'm not familiar with all of the speakers, and I look forward to talking to everyone about their ideas on public space, but I do know Jeff Ferrell's work. He has published several books on the battle for public space, including Crimes of Style and Tearing Down the Streets, which deal with graffiti and other anarchic uses of the public environment. (huge oversimplification) I was extremely inspired by both of these books and look forward to meeting Jeff in Atlanta.