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James Quintero
If you live in , remember this: Instead of improving its water infrastructure, spent a bunch of money to embed an artist in the city's Watershed Protection Dept. Let that sink in.
Egyptian artist Rehab El Sadek embeds with city Watershed Protection Department to facilitate creative citizen engagement
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Whitney Coats 🏠 Oct 22
I heard this morning that Austinites we’re told to boil their water for now. True?
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James Quintero Oct 22
Yes! And some businesses are being forced to close down as a result. Just returned from Starbucks on 10th and Congress where they had closed their doors and were turning away customers
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Austin Texas Oct 22
True. If you are going to cook with it or ingest it, please boil before using.
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Antonio Martinez Oct 22
Propaganda artist.
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Raymond W. Weyandt Oct 23
how much money? link? source?
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James Quintero Oct 23
See here for direct cost:
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Blue Canaries Oct 23
How much time do you have?
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Raymond W. Weyandt Oct 23
thx!
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Raymond W. Weyandt Oct 23
ok so somewhere less than $20k, right? just trying to quantify here.
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Raymond W. Weyandt Oct 23
so reading over everything and then reading your tweet again, is this a false dichotomy? did they hire the artist INSTEAD of improving infrastructure? im not clear on the moment the decision was made to do one or the other. i also dont understand why we cant do both. 🤷🏻‍♂️
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James Quintero Oct 23
Initial direct cost is somewhere in that neighborhood. What's not readily apparent is the cost to: staff the program (at a minimum, it has a director by the name of Sue Lambe); create & showcase a pop-up exhibit that "will feature mixed media, including photography,
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James Quintero Oct 23
interactive sculptures, paintings and drawings; or map out a plan to more permanently expand the program. The program director has said that she'd "like to embed two more artists in city departments by the end of the year or early 2019."
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Raymond W. Weyandt Oct 23
hmmmmm... welp, will be very curious to see how citizens respond. thx for the links.
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Joell McNew Oct 23
TKS for the link! Love art, love the concept, right down the street is & the students are Extraordinary. They could do this for resume/portfolio credit. Much rather see $$$ going to safety improvements in
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