|New working model.|
|A White Paper for The Mayors’ Institute on City Design,
a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts
in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors and American Architectural Foundation.
This publication has become my go to guide at the moment due to its elaboration on such a recent trend within the cultural arts and although it never directly touches upon placemaking at historic sites, it does reference technological initiatives, which can apply to my thesis facet of digital storytelling. The report also stresses the use of the term, “art.” This emphasis has opened up a new way of looking a storytelling. Although having interned and researched at the Philadelphia storytelling organization, First Person Arts, I had been looking at storytelling are more of a physical manifestation of ideas as opposed to personal art. The publication is broken down by executive summary, economic development sections, challenges, and case studies which feature the Philadelphia based organization, Mural Arts. Understanding how the Mural Arts program has grasped this new idea has confirmed that my research is valid in terms of researching Philadelphia heritage sites. The Mural Arts program has acted as community building and placemaking entity through various projects, all focusing on turning the art of graffiti into art of purpose and place.
|Philadelphia Mural Arts Program|