Ron Mallis: Arts, publics, places: degrees of focus

I recently, and on separate occasions, got to hear David Delmar, from Resilient Coders (he participated in an "Arts and Ideas in Action" open forum organized by BU), and got to meet John Feinman, from Innercity Weighlifting (he was recommended by folks at Boston Properties). To cut to the chase: both David and Josh, and the organizations they lead, are remarkable, particularly, it seems to me, for the laser-like focus on their respective "publics," on their collaborative, one-on-one engagements with the individuals who comprise those publics, and on outcomes that are the product of those collaborations.

I wanted to get this down on (electronic) paper as a start to my being able to learn more about different aspects of discipline and deliberateness, and about where the links might be to a similarly collaborative practice of arts in public places. I'm not sure where this is headed, but I'm eager to find out.