Naya Lee Chang (BRDD 2024) Remixes Public Art on College Hill

In the last month of her five years in Providence, Naya Lee Chang (BRDD 2024, Furniture Design, History) led walking tours of public art installations that she created in conversation with existing buildings and monuments across both Brown and RISD's campuses. Stops on the tour included a waving inflatable arm attached to the statue of Caesar Augustus overlooking Brown's Wriston Quad and Bricked Over Windows, a Dorner Prize-winning work on the RISD Museum's Benefit Street facade. Drawing parallels between practices of historical scholarship and public art, Naya muses that critical practitioners in both fields "learn existing stories then try to make [their] intervention."

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