JCDecaux North America showcases public art campaign ‘We are More’
To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s “We Are More” public art campaign recognises the diversity and resilience of the AAPI community.
Forty distinct artworks and designs are on show on digital billboards and street furniture across 120 locations across New York’s Times Square district. The campaign aims to give the AAPI community a voice, as well as addressing the stereotyping and discrimination that they have faced, particularly during the COVID 19 pandemic.
The bold and bright illustrations, which are intentionally rich in colour to contrast the language of sorrow and anger, were seen by hundreds of thousands of pedestrians as part of Times Square Arts’ mission to give artists access to the Out of Home platform.
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s artwork draws on stories from the AAPI community that highlight their experiences, language, tradition, and culture. The campaign, which is accompanied by a digital platform hosting their stories,, hopes to denounce the xenophobic labels placed on the immigrant community.
Source: Arts Times Square NYC