Graham Projects is a Baltimore-based creative agency making cities more inclusive and livable through public art, placemaking, placemaking, and civic engagement. Building on his background in public art, urban design, and neighborhood advocacy, Public Artist Graham Coreil-Allen (he/him) produces participatory projects and leads social initiatives in the service of pedestrians and places. The public artist collaborates with neighbors to interpret and activate public space through placemaking projects for pedestrian safety and play, interactive mapping, and radical walking tours. His projects range from colorful pavement murals and creative wayfinding to immersive sculptures and participatory light art. As an organizer he leverages multimedia strategies for meaningful impact, including community engagement, community-based design, participatory neighborhood walks, and public advocacy.
Since founding Graham Projects in 2005, Coreil-Allen has expanded his creative work to include a comprehensive array of built, programmatic, design, and engagement strategies. Through Graham Projects, Coreil-Allen has reached hundreds of thousands of participants through leading radical New Public Sites walking tours in cities across the country and creating numerous public art installations, including viral-sensation Hopscotch Crosswalks, Reverberations Crosswalks, Dancing Forest at Artscape, Sun Stomp at Light City Baltimore, and COVID-19 tactical urban design response Curbside Commons. Coreil-Allen’s work has been featured in numerous exhibits and media outlets including the American Pavilion in the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale and a special episode of the hit podcast 99% Invisible.