Public Trust: PSA in real life

In thinking about our PSA posters, I wondered how artistic practices can become a place to engage and inform the public in not only the digital space but also the physical space. “Public Trust” by Paul Ramírez is a participatory intervention that invited the public to make a personal promise that would then be publicly declared. The goal of the project was to reinforce the value of our words and keep each other accountable. His project broke the boundaries between the artist and the public, questioning also the parameters with which the public is defined, ultimately making a “public service announcement” collaboratively with those who constitute the public he was targeting.

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