Its that time of year again. For us northern westerners the rain (or snow) has stopped and we have begun to awake from dormancy, blossom in the sun and engage public spaces outside of our cavernous shelters. Short-shorts, tandem-bike rides and park beers aside, Gestalten’s new release, Urban Interventions Personal Projects in Public Spaces, lends us more inspiration to get outside.

“Evolving from graffiti and street art, urban interventions are the next generation of artwork to hit public space. Using any and all of the components that make up urban landscapes, these mostly spatial works bring art to the masses. They turn the street into a studio, laboratory, club, and gallery and challenge us to rediscover our environment and interact with it in new ways. This is the first book to document these very current, personal art projects in a comprehensive way. It shows the growing connections and interplay of this scene with art, architecture, performance, and installation as it turns public spaces into surprising and provoking individual experiences.” (

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