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Streets Dept Podcast Sidebar: A New View – Camden, “Mechan 11: The Collector” (Ep 2)

July 6, 2021

Welcome to the second episode of our Streets Dept Podcast Sidebar series, Sidebar: A New View – Camden!

A New View – Camden is a project launched this past April to bring temporary public art and public space to creatively address the $4 million problem of illegal dumping in Camden, New Jersey. This six-month-long exhibition features six, one-of-a-kind and family-friendly public art projects. It was created with a partnership between the City of Camden, Camden Community Partnership (formerly Coopers Ferry Partnership), and the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, and is funded by a $1 million Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge grant. And as I noted in the first episode of this series, A New View – Camden are partially supporting this Sidebar series.

In this episode of the series we talk with artists Tyler Fuqua and Jason Hutchinson of Tyler Fuqua Creations about their giant roadside robot (as seen in the photo above!) We also hear from Associate Director for Education at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts Noreen Scott Garrity to learn more about the curatorial process and need for a project that combines temporary public art and public space to advocate for a crucial municipal issue.

Check out the episode below, or on any major podcast streaming platform by searching “Streets Dept Podcast”!

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The Streets Dept Podcast is part of the RADIOKISMET family of podcasts. Each episode is mixed and edited by our brilliant audio engineer, Mike Mehalick!

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