Monday, July 09, 2007

Guerrilla art and public memory















The civic powers write -- sometimes in floral text -- messages welcoming you into the municipality. But what about the unofficial spaces? Those that were not named by the city, but named themselves? The municipalities within municipalities? The lost 'hoods? The ghost ways?

This July, if you're in the vicinity of the green space near the Georgia Viaduct, at 200-block Union Street -- the old site of Hogan's Alley -- check out Lauren Marsden's installation, lovingly planted with support from HAMP and friends.

2 Comments:

Blogger lesley said...

Really great work! It's so nice to see someone trying to remember our past in a society where we are so quick to tear down beautiful old buildings - and whole neighbourhoods. I will visit the memorial this summer for sure!

July 29, 2007  
Blogger Hogan's Alley said...

Thanks!

April 04, 2008  

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