“Things Change”: Jo Peel

Came across this via The Atlantic Cities. Jo Peel, a urban visual artist from London, does a time lapse of her city mural, “Things Change.” After an amazing panel discussion at the Protest and Public Space Conference at the CUNY Grad Center, this video seemed to capture, visually, the questions I keep coming back to about the porous space between streets, walls, bodies, and imagination.

How do cities come into being, layer by layer, person by person, moment to moment, pixel by pixel? When we break the built environment down, speed it up, watch it grow and crumble…When we ask more from it, what do we mean? What does it want from us? And to what extent are the answers to these questions framed by how we look at and imagine our cities? A few of my jumbled thoughts while I bask in the Benjaminian aura of watching this city grow…

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~ by Em on May 3, 2012.

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