WEEKLY EMAIL: SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
FEATURED THIS WEEK : MIMI ZEIGERIn this latest installment of her ongoing series on interventionist tactics in DIY urbanism, Mimi Zeiger looks at a range of projects, from community gardens and food trucks to pop-up markets in shipping containers to small business incubators in an old steel city. She then asks a tough question: How do we evaluate these kinds of projects? As Zeiger asks, how do we judge "ephemeral works that skirt the edges of activist art and community organizing? How do we measure the impacts of ambiguously defined and informal activities that are not only creative and civic but also emotionally charged?"
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