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Love this. And it just gave me an idea. #OWS could create custom #OWS-themed chalk boxes (with real chalk inside!) to give out to protestors. Like functional micro empowerment with a message. And a reference to the first OWS arrest, which if I remember correctly was for writing on the sidewalk in chalk…  I’ve been thinking about OWS a lot (from the woods) lately. About my relationship to it, the public’s attention span, the larger “narrative.” Effect on the President’s State of the Union Address. Etc. Etc. Was excited to see the May 1st #OccupyChicago announcement. That could be very interesting indeed. Thinking about heading over there for it… workbyart: Allora & Calzadilla take back public space and dialogue with chalk. Quickly confiscated by the police.

Love this. And it just gave me an idea. #OWS could create custom #OWS-themed chalk boxes (with real chalk inside!) to give out to protestors. Like functional micro empowerment with a message. And a reference to the first OWS arrest, which if I remember correctly was for writing on the sidewalk in chalk… 

I’ve been thinking about OWS a lot (from the woods) lately. About my relationship to it, the public’s attention span, the larger “narrative.” Effect on the President’s State of the Union Address. Etc. Etc. Was excited to see the May 1st #OccupyChicago announcement. That could be very interesting indeed. Thinking about heading over there for it…

workbyart:

Allora & Calzadilla take back public space and dialogue with chalk. Quickly confiscated by the police.

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