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The Carfree Cities Mail Art Show - Invitation to Artists and Activists!

Invitation to Artists and Activists

The Carfree Cities Mail Art Show

For display at Portland, Oregon City Hall, June 2008

As the center-piece of the World Carfree Network's annual conference -
previous events held in Prague, Berlin, Budapest, Bogota and Istanbul
- this event will feature an installation of Mail Art from around the
world. We invite artists and writers everywhere to send original
mailable photos, paintings and collages, poetry and prose, celebrating
freedom from car culture in any and every phase of life, to:

P.O. Box 6662
Portland, Oregon
USA 97228

The official theme of this conference is "Rediscovering Proximity" We
share our earth with billions of people as well as the whole natural
world's myriad creatures and flora and ecosystems. Our transportation
and urban planning choices directly impact the health of the planet.

The fact that Portland city offialdom has thrown open the doors of
City Hall to celebrate freedom from auto-obsessed culture and the
interconnectedness between our local and global communities is an
important and unusual gesture for an American city.

This art will become part of a traveling exhibit and make
future visits to cities hosting Carfree events. We regret being unable
to return the pieces to the artists, but credit to all artists will be
scrupulously noted. All art must be received before June 1st, 2008 to
be included in the show at City Hall in Portland.

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