Poster #6

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This is the sixth and last of the CuriousCityTC posters. It has been lovely talking with you from the ceiling of your daily commute. Please take a moment to answer the question it poses – and any others that grab your attention! Have you seen some of these on the bus? What have you thought of them. Any conversations? Memories?

(Metro Transit) Cultivating Curiosity on the Bus

Thanks to Metro Transit for posting this article on their blog, Rider’s Almanac:

Minneapolis-based artist Ricardo Levins Morales knows most people who ride the bus do so quietly and without giving a lot of thought to the stories carried by their fellow passengers.

He’s hoping a new collection of interior cards sprinkled amid traditional advertising will disrupt that dynamic. The cards pose a series of thought-provoking questions aimed at sparking dialogue, or at least curiosity, among those on board…

“The purpose really is to stimulate curiosity about different people’s experiences,” Levins Morales said recently from his studio on Minnehaha Avenue. “All of a sudden, you’re looking around and you think, ‘That person over there has a great grandmother. What must that be like?’ It’s just a small way to humanize each other.”

Read more at Rider’s Almanac.

Poster #5

PrintWhat did you wonder about the moon when you were small? What were you told? What did you believe?

This is the fifth poster in the metro bus series. It’s meant to spark curiosity – and maybe, once in a while – conversation. You can also post your thoughts about any of these questions on this site. Let me know how you would answer. Ask someone else how they would!

Poster #4

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When was the first time you remember feeling powerful? What did it feel like?

This is the fourth poster of six in the CuriousCityTC series, and will be in metro area buses from September 7 until October 4. Tell us if you see it!  And post your response in the comments section below, or on twitter with the hashtag #CuriousCityTC.

Poster #3

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Where is your family from?
Do you know?
Is there a family story that inspires you?
How has it affected you?

This is the third poster of six in the CuriousCityTC series, and will be in metro area buses from August 10 until September 6. Tell us if you see it!  And post your response in the comments section below, or on twitter with the hashtag #CuriousCityTC. Something else you’re curious about? Comment or tweet to suggest a theme for one of the following posters.

(City Pages) Look up! CuriousCityTC puts interactive art on buses

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Thanks to Sheila Regan for this article in the City Pages Arts section:

Do you remember the first time you rode on a city bus? Do you remember who you were with? Where you were going? Imagine yourself riding a bus today and asking those questions to the people around you. What would they say?

In a new interactive art project by activist artist Ricardo Levins Morales, he asks all of the above in a series of posters that can be found on Minneapolis city buses. Funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board’s Artist Initiative Grant, Morales is hoping to spur people’s curiosity, not only about themselves but about the people around them.

“I always had it in the back of my mind that buses could be used for a greater benefit than simply selling products…”  Read more at City Pages.