Leonardo Magnani: The Voyage 2014

Tracing the steps of Charles Darwin for the sake of expansive public art pieces

In his four years traveling the globe, Charles Darwin filled notebook upon notebook of observations and experiences—enough source material for the scientist to pen “On the Origin of Species.” Now, Florentine artist Leonardo Magnani hopes to retrace those steps, traveling to the Galapagos Islands to create a visual diary of everything that unfolds. While he doesn’t plan to author a scientific study on evolution, he …

Charged: Lowline and the Remote Skylight

A closer look at the progressive project's innovative solution to bringing natural light underground

As the most talked about urban planning project in NYC of recent times—alongside the Plus Pool, perhaps—the Lowline continues to capture the attention of the creative community and beyond through its development from concept to construction. In the nearly two years since the project was fully funded via Kickstarter, we’ve seen no shortage of in-depth looks at the inventive design to transform a historic trolley …

Art Shanty Projects

A temporary community of artist-made ice huts brings the audience into the arts experience

Minnesota may be known for ice fishing, but the huts many a grandfather once huddled in have nothing on those created for the Art Shanty Projects, an artist-driven community temporarily located on White Bear Lake, MN. Centered on the idea of repurposing unregulated public spaces, the project aims to create artistic environments in the hopes of exploring the notion of what art is and can …