PUBLIC PHENOMENA by Temporary Services
Half Letter Press, 2008, First edition, 152 pp., 5 1/2" X 8 1/2", Softcover
This book is the result of over ten years of photographic documentation and research on the variety of modifications and inventions people make in public. From roadside memorials to makeshift barriers, people consistently alter shared common spaces to suit their needs, or let both man-made and natural aberrations run wild. The result is a new kind of public space with creative and inspiring moments that push past the original planned design of cities.