Unlocking Doors With The Key To The City Project

Unlocking Doors With The Key To The City Project

A public art project gives New York City residents an opportunity to award one another for good deeds with a functional "key to the city".

Naresh Kumar
  • 27 may 2010

On Jun 3rd, artist Paul Ramírez Jonas and Creative Time, a public arts organization, will unveil the Key to the City, a free public art project in collaboration with the City of New York. Generally a symbolic award to honor heroes and dignitaries, the Key to the City will be a functional key that will open doors to various places throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Unlike the traditional key which is awarded to a chosen few, this key is for ordinary citizens who will have the opportunity to award it to other individuals for a particular deed or trait, howsoever small. The keys will open doors to community gardens, churches, museums and private businesses in the city. A kiosk will be set up in the Times Square to give and receive one of the many keys.

The project runs from June 3rd to June 27th.

Key To The City

[via TheScoutMag]

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