Public Murals for Positive Change - An Interview with Pasqualina Azzarello

Pasqualina Azzarello is a painter, public muralist, educator, and community advocate. She currently serves as City Arts Coordinator at Easthampton City Arts+ in Easthampton, Massachusetts, and she is also part-time faculty at Parsons The New School in New York City. (Plus, she's the sister of Strong Towns' Growth Manager, Max Azzarello.)

In this interview with Rachel Quednau, Pasqualina discusses the experience of creating murals at New York City construction sites, on sound barrier walls in Tucson, AZ and every where in between, as well as the importance of involving the community in public art decisionmaking. She also talks about her new position as City Arts Coordinator in Easthampton, MA and what it's like to lead her town's public art initiatives as a government employee.

Listen to the Episode:

Pasqualina Azzarello at work

Pasqualina Azzarello at work

Pasqualina's work:

You can read more about Pasqualina's initial New York City construction murals in the New York Times and read more about New York construction murals over the last decade in the New Yorker.

Visit Pasqualina Azzarello's website to see more of her work.

(Last 3 photos in slideshow from All others from Pasqualina Azzarello.)

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