Mayor Bowser Wielded Municipal Services as Artistic Tools

Masters like MIchelangelo and Caravaggio brought form, values and inspiration to the communities of their day. No newspapers. No social media. No billboards. Their work expressed what was vitally important to people’s lives and was placed where people gathered – in cathedrals and in town squares.

Mayor Bowser utilized her town square recently to express her community’s values – to create a sacred space to contain the goodwill, frustration and aspirations surging on Washington DC streets. “She wielded municipal services as artistic tools to condemn another state-sanctioned action, the violence perpetrated against Black people.” – Rebecca Modrak.

How DC Mayor Bowser used graffiti to protect public space tells you all about it. Enjoy.

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. says:

    You actually make it seem really easy along with your presentation however
    I find this topic to be actually one thing which I feel I might
    never understand. It seems too complicated and very wide for me.

    I am taking a look ahead to your subsequent submit, I’ll
    try to get the cling of it!