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Shaun Slifer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Shaun Slifer is an artist, writer, self-taught historian, and museum professional based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His work investigates dominant historical narratives in relation to the lived environment. He has a particular interest in history from below, ecology, and surreptitious signage. Shaun regularly works in collaboration with other artists, non-artists, and in collectively structured groups including the now-disbanded Street Art Workers and the Howling Mob Society, and currently Justseeds Artists' Cooperative (of which he is a founding member) and the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum (where he is the creative director and exhibition designer). Shaun has exhibited internationally in a variety of museums, galleries, and nonprofit spaces, as well as non-authorized public settings. He has presented on history, creative practice, and grassroots media at numerous universities and conferences in the United States and Europe. He received a BFA with a concentration in sculpture from Watkins College of Art in Nashville in 2003. He has run the Justseeds online store with member/owner Bec Young since 2010.

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DIYDPW #33: DIY-to-Official

DIYDPW #33: DIY-to-Official

November 10, 2015

Back in 2011, DIYDPW #4 highlighted an unauthorized sign installed at an egregious Pittsburgh intersection (above). That sign was intended to alert drivers that traffic patterns had been changed, even…

DIYDPW #32

DIYDPW #32

October 29, 2014

Burgettstown, PA, USA – story here. (Thanks, Becca!) DIYDPW is a (semi)weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as…