Sunday, December 6, 2009

Downside Up a film that we showed today at the Brooks about a North Massachusetts town that was steadily going downhill until it got itself an art museum. This such action totally turned around the city.
That's great, right? Well after the film, Elisabeth, my super awesome boss lady, held a Q and A about the film to see what viewers thought. Well she got an earful.
Memphians want bike lanes. They also want better transportation and less cars. The movie didn't mention bikes or bike lanes once, but apparently that's the immediate response this audience felt.
They made a good point: What's the need for public art if it only works outside of your car, and everyone's in their car? Something to think about.

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