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The DIY Art Movement Reshaping Russia's Streets

The DIY Art Movement Reshaping Russia's Streets

© Alex Petelin . Park(ing) Day 2011 in Moscow. Urban art projects can help change the way we see our cities, but can they actually improve the way cities work? A group of Moscow-based artists/activists think they can. Anton Polsky (a.k.a. Make), the creator of a DIY bicycle map of Moscow, is one of the founders behind Partizaning , a new website and movement focused on "the role of art in reshaping public spaces, cities, and human interactions." (Its physical base is an old shipping container that serves as a mobile art gallery and activism studio.) Public Art As Political Protest In Russia, artists have been at the forefront of a recent upswell in public protest, and many of the first projects featured on Partizaning have a strong political or social message. © Partizaning . Make's 'Drunk Pedestrians" sign outside a Moscow nightclub. As his alter ego "Make," Polsky last y...

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