Let Your Freak Flag Fly

In the celebratory spirit of Cinco de Mayo, Scott Doyon invites you to let your freak flag fly.

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May 6, 2014, 7:00 AM PDT

By Hazel Borys


"After all, creative class revitalization, urban agriculture, tactical urbanism interventions, and public art in all its forms — all of which are feeding the increasing rebirth of our cities and towns — are rooted in creative expression and the free sharing of new ideas. Things that simply don’t happen in environments of excessive control — social or otherwise."

Monday, May 5, 2014 in PlaceShakers

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