I'd be interested in knowing what your last public art projects were.
In an "elevator speech" kind of description, mine was FACE, consisting of 30,000 paper napkins, ten different designs, each consisting of 2 different questions; napkin 6.6”h x 4”w; paper and ink. Commissioned to address a race bias event at Williams College, the questions for this project evolved through conversations with students, faculty and staff of color at the College. The napkins were distributed through dining halls and lounge areas in academic and administrative buildings. The goal was simply to foster conversation between people sharing coffee or a meal. (Example of questions on one napkin: Whatever your race, what does being white mean to you? and Whatever your race, when and where were you in the racial majority?)
Would love to see/hear what others of you last did!
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