The Writing on the Wall

The Highline really does a fantastic job with the art installations. They tend to be thought-provoking and engaging with the audience as only a park could be.

The Writing on the Wall is a traveling installation composed of letters, poems, stories, and drawings from people in prisons around the world. The Bail Project, Common Justice, Midtown Community Court and the Center for Court Innovation and We Got Us Now participate. All of these organizations are pushing to end mass incarceration.

It is great seeing people up on the Highline participating and listening to important conversations and see installations around a topic that needs massive change.

Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    Been obsessed with the idea that there are no real public places where people meet to discuss, engage.With Zoom there are ops to come up with a platform for an Agora type of reality but in public nada.The last time (and this is scary) that I actually experienced this was just post 911 when in every park there were circles of people gathering to discuss, to search for others.

    1. Gotham Gal

      I remember that well. You are correct. This is what was super cool about the installation.

  2. Erin

    The Enneagram Prison Project is another. Although their mandate isn’t so much to end mass incarceration (as amazing as that would be), but to reach the ones who are still dangerous to society, to help them recognize where the impulse for violence comes from and how to heal those early family traumas that often led them to grow up on the wrong side of the law. https://www.enneagramprison