Public art as part of public infrastructure enhances the user experience and educates about the importance of infrastructure in community life. An artist, a public art director, a parks commissioner, and a public utilities director will share experiences with supporting integrated teams to accomplish public projects rich with meaning.
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Understand how 1% for Art programs operate, including similarities and differences in the process in Philadelphia and Seattle, and the importance of community engagement and flexibility in a project. 2. Learn what an artist brings to an integrated design team, how to form teams, and the ways that work (and don't) to successfully complete an artist-landscape architect collaboration. 3. Learn how and when to select and engage an artist and the differences between landscape architectural and public artist practices in terms of risk management, proposals and contracts. 4. Consider ways in which landscape architects can help integrate artists as part of public infrastructure projects in communities without well-developed public art programs.
Mark A.. Focht, FASLA; Margot Berg; Vaughn Bell; Marieke Rack
American Society of Landscape Architects