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    Alessandra Rizzotti

Sugar Metropolis by Jamison and Revels

Creative Visual Art

This sweet view, Sugar Metropolis, is a traveling project from professional sculptors Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels that promotes community collaboration through sugar cube builds. The public are invited to add their own designs and influence and to build upon each other’s work. The result is a melting pot of design and influence that is quite unique.
The purpose of the ongoing series is to “engage local communities to embrace the power of creativity and to improve their physical surroundings.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    It's great that they're making this an opportunity to engage with all types of communities: "The artists are currently raising money through a Kickstarter campaign to help make this continuing project a reality. The plan is to create the exhibit on the ground floor of a new Broadway Housing development which includes a children’s museum, a childcare center, a roof-top garden, and new affordable apartments (targeting low-income or special-needs residents)."

    But I find the material of sugar to be strange, epecifically in low income neighborhoods, bec it sends out a strange message. I think these videos by kids about diabetes in low income neighborhoods say it better than I do: http://www.good.is/posts/how-youth-are-using-poetry-to-change-the-conversation-about-diabetes