You’re probably wondering what I’m up to these days, since it’s certainly not writing on this blog. Well, a lot actually! I’m working on a lot of projects for school that build on the topics I write about here, like historic preservation and economic development, informal food economies, public art happenings, and, of course, politics. Speaking of which, I have started working on a project on experiments in “pop-up democracy,” which takes the artist interventions I admire and imagines how they could be transformed to serve a more direct political purpose such as encouraging voter turnout and educated community input into planning decisions. You can see my proposal for a pop-up democracy framework on Participedia (which is awesome and you should check out).
Next step: making something pop up!