Dear City: Shawn Micallef Transforms Public Spaces Through Tweets
"Spacing is excited by this project because it gets more art into public spaces," Micallef told The Ottawa Citizen. Candy Chang's work also bridges the gap between art and civic engagement. In her Neighborland project, citizens are asked a simple question: What do you want to see in your neighborhood? By sharing their suggestions online, participants can develop a connection with their neighbors. And, they can rally together to make things happen in their community.
Shawn Micallef explores the things that make cities (and the people who inhabit them) tick in his writing at Spacing and The Toronto Star. He looks at what's working, what's not working, and how we can come together to improve our urban communities. He also gives keynotes on these issues. He's recently taken the stage at events like The Walrus Talks and TEDx. Wholly accessible, Micallef delivers a unique take on modern urban society and how we can make the cities we reside in great places to live.