02 Dec '11, 10am

Coloring inside the lanes: Art that creates community

Coloring inside the lanes: Art that creates community

, who lives near the Sunnyside Piazza and has researched intersection repairs. "It's about neighbors creating something bigger than themselves." As an everyday intersection becomes someplace special, residents begin to experience the value of community. Neighbors paint themselves out of a corner -- of the intersection, of their individual homes -- and into the middle of the street. By turning an intersection from a dividing line between neighbors into a gathering place, residents begin to solve the problems that plague neighborhoods and cities. Where isolation existed, they find community. Where cars dominated, they create a people place. With a little paint, neighbors are solving big problems.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-12-02-coloring-inside-th...

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