Bike Touring ‘Forest for the Trees’ with the Portland Street Art Alliance

As part of the 2014 ‘Forest for the Trees‘ mural-making festival, the Portland Street Art Alliance hosted a casual bike tour of works in progress. Thanks to legal hurdles blocking most public murals imposed by corporate advertisers Clear Channel, Portland has been a seriously blank city for sanctioned street art. PSAA and the artists of FFTT… Continue reading Bike Touring ‘Forest for the Trees’ with the Portland Street Art Alliance

Coloring Outside the Lines: a Photo Collection

Last week, my cycling comrade Meg Brennan and I sat down to record our second drunken bike pod cast. The conversation tended to ramble into territory concerning cultures of community resistance to things like capital-driven gentrification. We also discussed how different forms of sanctioned and unsanctioned street art can play a roll in building strong… Continue reading Coloring Outside the Lines: a Photo Collection

An Evening of Better Blocks and Futurescapes at RECESS

Last Friday at RECESS in Southeast Portland saw some 100 purveyors of urbanity gather for a collaborative event showcasing intersections of art and science as the technological fabric of cities. Organized by the Futurescapes City Tours and RECESS curator Tori Abernathy, attendees were treated to a number of different installations, presentations, and speakers. The focus of… Continue reading An Evening of Better Blocks and Futurescapes at RECESS