Our STEAM project is centered on New York City’s identity through public art. Public art occupies areas—plazas, streets, and parks—that are typically used for shopping, socializing, and commuting. Aside from museums and galleries, public art reflects cities and fosters community pride. Interestingly, people can encounter art without having to seek it out. In the form of a presentation, we analyzed some of the political commentary expressed via public art in the Lower East Side, and the role of street art in emphasizing neighborhood culture in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Furthermore, we concentrated on urbanism and cityscape, paying particular attention to the meaning of sculptures which extract inspiration from the city.

Our Presentation