When: April 23, 2022 @ 11am
Where: Crema, 1202 The Alameda, San Jose
Why: Get the Overly app to see augmented reality info
Map: See here for a Google Map for navigation
Tour Leaders: Lourdes Jimenez, Lydon George, and Mari Hsu
Saturday, April 23, 2022, we rode through Downtown San Jose and explored the city's vibrant murals that have become a visual representation of the city and its community. This tour provided a compelling new perspective on the way we see murals in San Jose and allowed us to reflect on what is being presented to us in public space.
We experienced the stories that produced these murals, for whom they were intended, and who were they funded by; this information provides a painted picture of the cultural economy of San Jose and highlights the crucial role of the artist as they exhibit a cultural identity inspired by the city's site history, agglomeration, and locational specialization.
- The Cultural Economy of Cities: Essays on the Geography of Image-Producing Industries by Allen J. Scott
- Urban Interventions: Personal Projects in Public Places
by Di Ozesanmuseum Bamberg (Editor), Matthias Hubner (Editor)
- Here & There Mural by Sam Rodriguez
- Sam Rodriguez- Artist Website
- Nychos X San Jose Sharks- Artist Website
- Nychos Creates Massive Mural Marking Sharks Territory-Amanda del Castillo, Abc7news
- The Making of the Sharks ‘Bleed Teal’ Mural- Whitney Hallock, NHL, SJ Sharks
- This is Sharks Territory- Jennifer Gonzalez, NBC Bay Area News
- Shark’s Territory- Empire 7 Studios, Sal Pizarro, SJ Mercury News
- San Jose Seeks Cultural Beauty Through Colorful Murals- Jesse Gary, KTVU
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg watching over downtown San Jose
- Larger than life artwork celebrates Ruth Bader Ginsburg in San Jose
- New San Jose mural honors madres
- Giant Flower Mural Painted Across 5 Surfaces of a Building in San Jose
- A Massive Flower Splays Across Six Surfaces in a New Mural by Artist Mona Caron | Colossal
- Do You Know the Way to San Jose's Chicano Murals? | KQED
- New Mural in San Jose's SoFA District Honors Two Local Organ Donors
- The San Jose Blog: Awesome New Mural!
- Urban Interventions – COPYRIGHT Bookshop
- The Cultural Economy of Cities | SAGE Publications Ltd
- The Chicano Movement/The Movement of Chicano Art by Tomas Ybarra-Frausto
- Space, Power, and Youth Culture by Marcos Sanchez-Tranquilino
- Graffiti is Art by Charles “Chaz” Bojorquez
- Spatial Practice and Place-Consciousness in Chicano Urban Culture by Raul H. Villa
- Stadeling La Otra Frontera: Inserting MiChicana/o Visual Culture into Chicana/o Art History by Dylan Miner
- Whose Monument Where? Public Art in a Many-Cultured Society by Judith F. Baca
Sponsored by Institute for Metropolitan Studies.
TRANSITion SJSU is a student-led advocacy group that works to improve public transportation to San Jose State University and Silicon Valley. The symbiosis of Art and Transportation in this event serves as an initiative to activate the community to experience the local bicycle infrastructure while experiencing our local visual culture.
Note: This student club is not responsible for safety. Please bring a functioning bike, wear a helmet, and obey all traffic rules.