This summer, Union Square is hosting several public art installations, promoting social justice. The first of the installations ~ a Street Busway Mural entitled ‘Collective Vision’ ~ was just completed.
In collaboration with NYC DOTart, Union Square Partnership (USP) commissioned the mural, entitled ‘Collective Vision’ to be painted by artists GERALUZ and WERC. The artwork is inspired by the power of nature and unity, as strong extensions of humans and the Earth. It features the hummingbird, illustrating the resilience present in standing together against injustice and extinction.
The new installation had some fabulous volunteers including the Street Art Team from StreetPlans, Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, State Senator Liz Krueger, Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, Executive Director Jennifer Falk and more!
The mural is located adjacent to Union Square’s South Plaza, and honors the movements that have fought for social action at this site, while celebrating the role public spaces play to unite communities in collective activism and shared experience.
In keeping with collective activism, we take a look back at 70 Fifth Avenue at 14th Street, recently designated a NYC Landmark, having a rich history as the home to many progressive non-profit groups and tenants.