Co-Thickculturite, Don Waisanen had a great post a while back about the political effect of public signage. here’s another jarringly effective example of what I’ll call “engaged public space.”
This tally of military suicides is outside the studio of Brooklyn artist Sebastian Errasuriz. Its power comes from its simplicity.
Also, take some time to read through fellow-Thickculturan Russell Stockard’s compelling reflections on his current trip to Haiti.
Finally, if you need some bedtime reading material, here’s one of my articles just published in the Journal of Public Deliberation.