CODAmagazine : Art for Social Change

By CODAworx | The Art for Social Change features top curated design + art projects which raise social awareness, build communities, and engage with challenging local and world issues.

The Art for Social Change

Welcome to the March issue of <i>CODAmagazine</i>, where we share the best design + art projects from all over the world. The magazine is published once a …

Social Change

Project: Ten Thousand Ripples

Overview<p>Ten Thousand Ripples (TTR) is a multi-platform public arts project, a collaboration between Changing Worlds (the lead arts institution in a …

Art

Project: Flying V Guitar

Overview<p>This community art project was commisioned by the City of Bloomington. All the recycled materials, street post and signs were donated by the …

Guitar

Project: Open Wall

Overview<p>"Open Wall" is a large-scale glass installation reinterpreting a section of the great wall for the 2009 Venice Biennale. "Open Wall"was …

Venice Biennale

Project: Filling The Void

Overview<p>This project was conceived as a permanent steel framework for continued artistic interventions to be created by youth experiencing …

Art

Project: The Living Waters of Larimer: A Fresh Infrastructure

Overview<p>The Living Waters of Larimer: A Fresh Infrastructure is an artist led project and collaboration between a community, architects, engineers …

Urbanism

Project: Lux Gloria

Overview<p>Beauty, technology and solar energy are combined in a unique solar art glass installation in the spire of the new Cathedral of the Holy …

Clean Energy

Project: Jet&eacute;e

Overview<p>Jetée is a responsive sculpture made of natural wood that gives striking character to the urban space while providing a warm, calming …

Public Art

Project: Hopes and Dreams

Overview<p>7’x7’x8’ cast aluminum and blown glass, fiber optic lighting and 10'x30' glass entry wall. Sculpture indicative of a "wish" that hangs in the …

Design

Dumbina is a five foot elephant with Swarovski crystals or Katy Perry's elephant, by Erin Lareau http://ow.ly/Kgvk5

Colin Selig sculptural benches are made out of recycled and locally sourced junk propane tanks. Take a look at the collection, http://ow.ly/KgvmZ

Project: Gold Line Bridge

Overview<p>Metro Gold Line light rail bridge over Interstate 210 near Arcadia. 584 ft long. 115 ft wide. 255,000 vehicles pass under the bridge daily. …

Construction

Project: A Product's By-Product, a By-Product's Product

Overview<p>A Product’s By-Product, a By-Product’s Product is a 17’L x 12’W x 2’D suspended ceiling installation made from scrap wood and binder-less …

Product Management

Project: Camp Wood YMCA: When Art Meets Nature on the Tall Grass Prairie

Overview<p>WHEN ART MEETS NATURE ON THE TALL GRASS PRAIRIE. The principle behind the Bloomerang installation at Camp Wood’s dining hall is community …

Design

Project: The NewCourtland Artists Fellowship

Overview<p>NewCourtland Senior Services and The Center for Emerging Artists offer a Fellowship to work on a cross-generational project over ten one-hour …

Education

Flocks -- CODAworx

Project: The Ticker Tape

Overview<p>This amazing 8x10 glass mosaic was fabricated by the artists and students of GlassRoots - a non profit hot glass workshop in Newark that uses …

Design

Project: Avian Avatars

Overview<p>The Avian Avatars engage five blocks of Broadway in NYC’s iconic Garment District. Over 25' tall they are made from saplings and repurposed …

Nature

Project: Skylight

Overview<p>Skylight is an interactive LED light installation on the Albuquerque Anderson-Abruzzo Balloon Museum's famed Balloon-shaped window featured …

Sustainable Energy

Project: Complimentary: a free compliment vending machine

Overview<p>“Complimentary” is an interactive public installation that distributes free compliments inside capsules from an ordinary toy vending machine. …

Project Management

Open House -- CODAworx

Project: Shelter to Shelter

Overview<p>Shelter to Shelter was an 8000 mile trip across the United States that brought the Healing Arts Workshop entitled Traveling Postcards to over …

West Virginia

Beetle Kill and Aspen Die Off -- CODAworx

Project: Friendly Zone

Overview<p>Last summer 2014, this art practice led inquiry took place in a derelict and contaminated former 19th Century Russian army site in a …

Social Housing

Project: Mirebalais Hospital Pediatric Ward

Overview<p>Creation of hundreds of square feet of mosaic artwork for the pediatric ward of the newly built Mirebalais Hospital in Haiti. Designs for the …

Disease

Project: Agitate

Overview<p>This was a public art project for the DC Commission for the Arts. Built in the 1930s, Anacostia High School is located in the historically …

George Mason University

Project: The Blue Trees

Overview<p>The Blue Trees is an environmental art installation that takes an urban landscape with which you are familiar and changes it for a brief …

Ecology

Project: I Wish I Was Happy

Overview<p>The 2007 series of parking signs I WISH I WAS HAPPY uses the identical format of those in the Los Angeles area. They propose unexpected and …

Los Angeles

Project: The public art programme for Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK

Overview<p>A public art programme integrated into the new Southmead Hospital Bristol shows how involving high calibre artists working alongside the …

Street Art