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Imagine floating, globally connected urban forests growing where billboards stand. Artist Stephen Glassman and his team are doing it. Read more

Los Angeles, CA Art
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This project was successfully funded on December 11, 2012.

Imagine floating, globally connected urban forests growing where billboards stand. Artist Stephen Glassman and his team are doing it.

Los Angeles, CA Art
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    1. Creator Alexander Paulos on January 21

      Update on this project or has it been totally abandoned. If so what is the process for a refund.

    2. Creator Amer Ajami on December 5

      Summer's out and fall's almost out. Any update on the $100,000 raised?

    3. Creator Bruce Murray on June 23, 2014

      Are you holding the funds for the project in escrow? Maybe since it has changed in scope it would be best to refund the money that was pledged 18 months ago...

    4. Creator Stephen Glassman on June 23, 2014

      hi bruce, amer, and mark
      sorry i haven't responded - i personally have been in production on some other sculpture projects and have not been spending time on social media. Since SXSW, Urban Air had been engaged in extensive dealings with some powerful partners to expand the project to 10 billboards instead of the just one. There was a lot of prospective production / business and document development to be done, and i can't really go into the details here. I actually have found it frustrating as well and apologize for the silence it generated and any negative feelings that it may have given space for. We have been diligent about meeting all our agreements and premium commitments to our backers, and hopefully will have some exciting news before the summer's out. Thanks for the inquiries - I clearly have to start more regular updates again

    5. Creator Amer Ajami on April 29, 2014

      Is there a billboard update, or... ?

    6. Creator Bruce Murray on April 22, 2014

      Status Update? When can we see the Urban Air Billboard?

    7. Creator Mark Rainville on April 9, 2014

      Sooooo, even after reviewing the FB page, where are the updates? I see the new image on the urbanair.is website, which is neat. Although, I feel you have a responsibility to inform us, the backers to your progress. Please! Some Updates! it has been too long.

    8. Creator Tyler Price on March 24, 2014

      Any actual progress to report on the construction of a billboard?

    9. Creator Bruce Murray on January 24, 2014

      When can I see the Urban Air billboard?

    10. Creator Brett Nieland on January 24, 2014

      When is the build actually going to happen?

    11. Creator Stephen Glassman on September 28, 2013

      hi doug
      Sorry - I haven't received any of your emails. Urban Air is far from dead - we'll be seeing you once again @ SXSW in a couple weeks. There is huge growth going on - i've been sending updates regularly and posting on fb.
      Sorry for the oversight on your usb. As you can see, they went out a while ago. Have you responded to the backers surveys we've sent out? please send me your info (i think i might have it from bsa) and we'll send it right out ... or i can give it to you in Austin!

    12. Creator Douglas Bland on September 28, 2013

      Hi Stephen, could we get an update on the project? And I've emailed you directly a couple of times but haven't heard anything about getting our flash drive. Is this project dead in the water?

    13. Creator Nhonami on September 12, 2013

      I got my flash drive yesterday :-) Thanks

    14. Creator Jordan Edelstein on August 26, 2013

      Hello. Any update on the t-shirts?

      Thanks - Jordan

    15. Creator Jennifer Harper on August 20, 2013

      Good afternoon,

      Would you mind terribly giving us an ETA on the flash drives?

      Regards,

      J. Harper

    16. Creator Wyvern Aldinger on July 4, 2013

      Any word on when flash drive rewards will ship? Apologies if I missed this in some update, but shipping estimate was April and it's now July.

    17. Creator Evalotta Falkeborn Willner on April 27, 2013

      really too bad, I can not use the my VIP-tickets.... have a great evening everyone

    18. Creator Mark Rainville on March 26, 2013

      Check out this article about another interesting use for billboards:
      http://www.gizmag.com/scribe-billboard-house/26798/
      I am very excited about your project and look forward to receiving my billboard bag!
      Thanks! - Mark

    19. Creator Evalotta Falkeborn Willner on March 10, 2013

      hi. what´s happening?

    20. Creator Bruce Murray on February 15, 2013

      How about an update?

    21. Creator Stephen Glassman on December 18, 2012

      looking forward to posting a regular newsletter to keep every informed.
      thank you all for your help - we have all created this new community. the possibilities are endless!

    22. Creator Beverly Archer on December 14, 2012

      This is great. I hope you plan to send updates to the 1565 of us who joined in. I did not ask for a bag or a T-shirt for my pledge but I certainly hope to kept up to speed. Best of luck. Can't wait to see it.

    23. Creator Andrew Bene on December 13, 2012

      Hope this works out. It'll be cool to see billboards that aren't just ads for some crappy product.

    24. Creator Stephen Glassman on December 13, 2012

      thanks - i'll let them know. i've been invited to do a piece in denver a few times, but have yet to connect.
      maybe at the airport?

    25. Creator William on December 13, 2012

      Congratulations!! looking forward to seeing this In Denver very soon.

    26. Creator David Kebo on December 13, 2012

      That was amazing. What an incredible finish to watch. Congratulations! Can't wait to see this happen in my hometown.

    27. Creator Lewis George on December 12, 2012

      This is great news. This is a great project and hopefully one of many. It was close but makes the success even more rewarding.

    28. Creator Stephen Glassman on December 12, 2012

      really appreciate how much you all wanted to see this Random Act of Beauty happen. means a lot to me, and says alot to the world about the human value of art. So many of you have connected to the piece and found personal meaning in it. So much passion unleashed into the world. That's a success on it's own. I've learned a lot and grown as an artist because of it. Now it's time to build!

    29. Creator Michael Gulick on December 12, 2012

      Congratulations! I am so happy to see this one make it! I would so adore seeing some of those bamboo billboards up here in Boston... though the cold winters might make that rather difficult.

    30. Creator Peter James Christensen on December 12, 2012

      I am really glad that we made it! This is one that I really wanted to see and I hope catches on in other citys!

    31. Creator Lindsay on December 12, 2012

      You made it! Amazing - way to mobilize and make this happen : )

    32. Creator Ben Snyder on December 12, 2012

      Yay! So exciting!

    33. Creator Casey Paleos on December 12, 2012

      woohoo!! pop the champagne corks!!!

    34. Creator Stephen Glassman on December 11, 2012

      THANK YOU ALL!!!!!

    35. Creator Jonathan Richter on December 11, 2012

      Exciting win, Stephen. Congrats!!!

    36. Creator Andrew Crouthamel on December 11, 2012

      Wow that was close.

    37. Creator Stephen Glassman on December 11, 2012

      its so wonderful seeing faces. thanks everybody

    38. Creator Beverly Archer on December 11, 2012

      Give it up,man. You won! Time to celebrate.

    39. Creator Kimberly Bruton on December 11, 2012

      This project makes me happy : )

    40. Creator Josef Rivera on December 11, 2012

      Nice Nice!!!

    41. Creator Mauricio Campos-Miranda on December 11, 2012

      congratulations!!!

    42. Creator Cathy Brown on December 11, 2012

      Congratulations!

    43. Creator Mark Rainville on December 11, 2012

      WOAH! BAM over $400 in a couple of minutes! Awesome! Party time!

    44. Creator Pam Luk on December 11, 2012

      Because art matters. Because trees matter. Congratulations and Merry Christmas!

    45. Creator Amer Ajami on December 11, 2012

      Congrats :)

    46. Creator Mauricio Campos-Miranda on December 11, 2012

      you're gonna make it!!!!

    47. Creator Jennika Ingram on December 11, 2012

      So close, good luck!!

    48. Creator MOKU on December 11, 2012

      Looking good guys....

    49. Creator Randy Apuzzo on December 11, 2012

      This is going to be epic!!

    50. Creator Virginia on December 11, 2012

      Less than $2,000 to go! It'll happen, and it'll be AWESOME!

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