Shaping Community Identity: Placemaking Art

Welcome to the January issue of CODAmagazine, where we share the best design + art projects from all over the world. Placemaking is the organizing principle this month, and what a beautiful issue it is!

“Los Angeles Opens Its Heart of Compassion” submitted by Lightswitch

“Los Angeles Opens Its Heart of Compassion” submitted by Lightswitch

 

Flip through to discover 25 projects that demonstrate the way design + art can provide a powerful connection to place. Defining, activating, and creating inspiring community spaces, these collaborations give new life and meaning to everyday environments.  These are definitely special places that promote health, happiness, and well being.

In this issue, you will:

  • contemplate The Big Bang via a 3-meter high glass orb at the University of Bialystok, Poland
  • encounter sculptures in Meridian, CA inspired by the artwork of Norman Rockwell and the inventive stories of Dr. Seuss
  • celebrate the rich maritime culture of Portrush, Ireland through spectacular bronze and stainless steel sails
  • study colorful molecular sculptures at the Colorado State University Science Quad

and much, much more.

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. Upcoming issues include themes of Light as Art, Transformative Walls, Experiential & Interactive Art, and more! We look forward to sharing these incredible collaborations with you.

 

Sincerely,

Toni Sikes

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Toni Sikes, CEO and Publisher
CODAmagazine