Community Engagement

The artists have been collaborating with the community through workshops and surveys on ideas for the new public artwork for Arsenal Park! The surveys have now closed but they still welcome your input in the comment form on this page.

The Opportunity

This new public art project is part of Phase 1 of improvements taking place in Arsenal Park in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. A Request For Proposals was released by the City in December 2021 to select an artist for this community-centered public artwork. Neighborhood stakeholders are looking forward to art that is appropriate for an all-ages community space and emphasizes themes of community and play. This project is made possible by the City of Pittsburgh’s Percent for Art Program. The budget is $17,000.

Meet The Artist Team

Sasha Reisin (Argentina / California)

Sasha Reisin started practicing street art in 2012 with the group Primo, portraying foreign indigenous cultures. Later, his work developed into focusing on the relationship between public art and its social environment, often in marginalized neighborhoods. In 2017 he co-founded the art collective MUTA (Urban Movement for Artistic Transformation), starting with a cultural house in Buenos Aires and then traveling across Latin America, organizing participatory urbanism projects with local communities. Currently, his practice deals with the collective memories and native cosmologies of Latin American heritage, creating shared immersive experiences to reinforce local community connections.

Urbanismo Vivo (Argentina)

Urbanismo Vivo is a team that seeks, through its projects, the connection between the people and the place where they live, promoting a more friendly, active, inclusive and humanized city. Their community and territory work is based on three main principles. Innovation: a way of designing processes from a creative point of view. Diversity: integrating multiple views and experiences from the territory. Exchange: collaborative work and in networks, both local and international, as the engine of major transformation processes.

Sasha Reisin & Urbanismo Vivo

Get Involved

Upcoming opportunities to engage with this project will be posted to this page.

Please use the form below to submit any questions or comments for the artists to consider as they begin their phases of research and concept development for this project.