Crowd-funded plans to build a statue of the movie character RoboCop are moving ahead in Detroit, and the project is redefining public participation in civic ventures.
Jun 28, 2011 domus
The unveiling of a statue of musician Michael Jackson outside a soccer stadium in England has confused and angered some fans.
Apr 7, 2011 The New York Times
A grassroots online campaign has already raised more than $50,000 to build a statue of the science fiction character RoboCop in Detroit. The effort's organizers call it an art project with the goal of urban regeneration.
Feb 18, 2011 The Detroit Free Press
The history of San Francisco's version of the Statue of Liberty, and how it disappeared, is discussed in this episode of <em>99% Invisible</em>, a new radio segment from KALW.
Oct 6, 2010 99% Invisible
Michael Jackson fans in Prague want to build a statue commemorating the musician in the same park that once housed the world's biggest bust of Joseph Stalin. Some locals aren't happy about the plan.
Jul 12, 2010 Der Spiegel
A new monumental statue being built in the Senegalese capital of Dakar is seen by some as an African Statue of Liberty or Eiffel Tower. But for many of the nation's poor, it is a waste of money and an abuse of presidential power.
Jan 5, 2010 NPR