Friday, June 11, 2010

Only Quasi-Guerrilla Urbanism

But, taking back the streets nonetheless. A first class version of the paint and cones preferred by the rabble for taking lanes back from streets in favor of increased people space on our public streets:

Walklet



More imagery at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's blog.

As the best works of art are always representative of the human struggle of a particular time period (or endless struggle against our own barbaric nature which lies only a shallow cut beneath the surface of culture and community), if this isn't a great form of expression for modern art, I don't know what is.

This actually accomplishes something, a positive step in our quest for a return to humanity, toward interaction, rescuing us from our wheeled-steel traps. This is the very opposite of some lights under an overpass. This is King Crimson vs. a lip-syncing Britney Spears. But art, culture, and community is hard work.