MAYOR BOWSER WIELDED MUNICIPAL SERVICES AS ARTISTIC TOOLS
Masters like MIchelangelo and Caravaggio brought form, values and inspiration to the communities of their day. No newspapers. No social media. No billboards. Their work expressed what was vitally important to people’s lives and was placed where people gathered – in cathedrals and in town squares.
Mayor Bowser utilized her town square recently to express her community’s values – to create a sacred space to contain the goodwill, frustration and aspirations surging on Washington DC streets. “She wielded municipal services as artistic tools to condemn another state-sanctioned action, the violence perpetrated against Black people.” – Rebecca Modrak.
How DC Mayor Bowser used graffiti to protect public space tells you all about it. Enjoy.