Will Work For Inspiration
on 12 October 2013
Creative Time Reports commissioned musician, cyclist and author David Byrne to write a piece on NYC's present and future ahead of their upcoming annual summit. His argument in the resulting insightful essay is that "the city is a body and a mind," and that while the Big Apple has greatly improved the physical part, as neighborhoods become walled communities for the rich, the city is losing its greatest resource to the wealthy 1%—culture. The Talking Heads' co-founder always writes with remarkable clarity and insight, and as a well-established contemporary artist himself, his outlook on how real estate issues and the financial industry is affecting the city's creative growth is refreshing and constructive.