Welcome to the March issue of CODAmagazine, where we share the best in design + art projects from all over the world. The magazine is published eleven times a year by CODAworx.com – we’re an online community for artists and design professionals to showcase their work, collaborate with one another, and earn recognition for their projects.
The Art of Place is the organizing principle of this month’s issue. Artists and designers have broadened the scope of their canvases, and turned their collective attentions to placemaking as an art form. One might argue that the art of creating ‘a place as art,’ rather than ‘a place with art,’ is the most ambitious challenge for the creative minds of our age.
CODAmagazine documents this trend of creative placemaking; we have selected 25 amazing projects where collaborative teams have turned environments where we live into artful spaces where we thrive.
The common thread in all of our selections is the collaborative team, as these projects involve arts organizations and public art programs working in tandem with artists and design professionals, who in turn are dependent on their fabricators, suppliers, and installation specialists to bring these projects to reality. Our feature article this month is an interview with the President of Franz Mayer of Munich, the architectural glass and mosaic fabricator that specializes in working partnerships with artists and public art agencies.
These amazing projects confirm that placemaking creates meaningful, authentic, and engaging spaces that people want to be in and experience. We hope you will subscribe to CODAmagazine on Flipboard to receive the best design + art projects from all over the world, delivered to you, free of charge, each month. We look forward to sharing more of these incredible collaborations with you.
Toni Sikes, CEO and Publisher