Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Inside Out

I remember telling Hunter once that I wanted to have several different twitter accounts, so I can delve into my many interests: one for politics, one for professional news in the PR world, one for design, one for fashion, one for comedy, etc. I'm pretty sure he thought I was crazy... but sometimes its just hard to roll that all into one. Is it appropriate to post on Amarillo y Crema about the PR side of the Weiner scandal? Or tweet about Coke's new social media campaign? Wouldn't that just make my design/fashion blog all over the place? Some bloggers do a really good job of that - rolling their professional life and blogger life into one (see Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo), but I'm still learning. And then I saw this post that does just that. Having been involved in grassroots campaigns before, I was really excited to see this original and creative grassroots idea inspired by the Inside Out Project.

Inspired by Paris street artist JR, this project was led by local resident Dana Eskelson in response to development of the Atlantic Yards stadium in NYC, which was forcing many local shopkeepers out of business. Neighbors on Bergen street got everyone's attention by blowing up black and white photographs of 11 immigrant shop owners and displaying them on the steps of their Brooklyn brownstones.

I really hope it works out for them. In a world of lots of "noise" its certainly a great idea. You can read more about the project in The New York Times article, here. See more photos here.

1 comment:

Megan said...

these are awesome! how fun. what a neat idea!

thanks for sharing! :)

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