Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Reading Response 5

Collaborative, Creative Placemaking

          Designing without thinking about the user is one of the worst offenses that a designer, architect, or artist could do. Creating a piece of art that is specially designed for a certain community can be difficult, but it is one of the most rewarding things and means the most to the clients. The community would feel as if the piece reflects their unique and individual area and could not be placed anywhere else. 
          Creating a piece of art that is evoking is something completely different. As the article states, "It is difficult to design a space that will not attract people...", attracting people is one thing, but making them think and feel something deep is another and should be something that we all strive for. Another important aspect is to maintain the piece of art. If a piece of art is greatly maintained, then more people would be more willing to look it, but it's not, then people won't feel safe and won't want to give it the time of day. Knowing the exact location is a key element in creating and maintaining a piece of art.

Project for Public Spaces | Collaborative, Creative Placemaking: Good Public Art Depends on Good Public Spaces. (n.d.). Retrieved January 30, 2014, from

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