public art

NotSoNoisy

Dancing Building of the Day: The Dormitory Windows of Lausanne

A school celebrates its 10th anniversary with this architectural stunt.

Luzinterruptus

Impromptu Library Of the Day: A River of Luminous Books in Melbourne

Thousands of books flood Federation Square in "Literature vs. Traffic."

Isaac Cordal

Legions of Tiny Men Infiltrate Croatia

Is it a Leprechaun attack?

Reuters

Giant Head Sees All on the Beaches of Rio

Great public art, or the setup for a hilarious jet-ski accident? You be the judge.

Estudio Palma

Every City Needs One of These Water Cathedrals

Santiago's downtown cooling station is an outlandish hive of white fabric that constantly leaks water. Yes, please.

Wafaa Bilal

Inflate a Giant Viking Head in Britain With Your Keyboard

The Techno Viking meme gets a new breath of life in a Manchester arts festival.

Reuters

The Hidden Wonders of Beijing

The city is filled with art, if you know where to look.

Public Art by Satellite

An event is documented by a Google satellite, creating a new and unnerving lens through which to view public space.

Tasha Lewis

Why Are Swarms of Butterflies Appearing in Indianapolis?

Inside one artist's mission to cover the city with blue bugs.

Courtesy of Gestalten

Watch the Icons of Google Maps Come to Life in the Real World

What happens when you insert elements from the digital realm into our physical surroundings?

Alisa Andrasek and Jose Sanchez

A Massive, Infinitely Reshapable 'Toy' in Trafalgar Square

A new piece of interactive design invites community participation.

From an Apartment Full of Cardboard Boxes, a Massive Work of Art

You too, could turn the remnants of your recent move into a cool video art installation.

Courtesy of SMAK

Why Can't an Entire City Be a Museum?

Curators in Ghent, Belgium, use art to force visitors into far-flung neighborhoods.

Ivo Tavares Studio

A Flock of Flying Umbrellas Invades Portugal

The city of Águeda is awash in a strange kind of street art.

Candy Chang

Confessions From Sin City

Private fears of unrequited love, heartbreak, and dying alone are put on display for all to see.

K. Scott Kreider

Reimagining an Entire Neighborhood Through Murals

Dutch muralists Haas and Hahn have teamed up to revitalize a blighted section of Philadelphia.

Dumbo Arts Center

Text Yourself Into This Public Art Show

A roving exhibit lets anyone write in.

Chris Reynolds/Flickr

Terrify Your Fellow Bikers With This Glowing Anglerfish-Cycle

Who doesn't want to ride around Australia inside a marine predator's gaping maw?

Matthew Andrews

British Coastline Gets Set to Glow

Hundreds of "peace tents" will be illuminated to commemorate the ancient Olympic Truce.