Posts Tagged ‘public space’

The role of art in placemaking

Thursday, August 26, 2010 16:50 3 Comments

In a review of Urban Interventions – Personal Projects in Public Spaces, Regine Debatty of We Make Money Not Art writes that as well as being “surprising, fun and delightful” the publication also reveals how artists play an important role in placemaking. By bringing places alive the artwork featured in the book compels us to […]

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Human Cities Festival 2010: Celebrating Public Space

Monday, April 19, 2010 16:52 No Comments

The premier edition of the Human Cities Festival will take place in Brussels from May 6 – 16 2010. The main theme of the 10 day festival in Brussels, Bozar and around will be public space specifically celebrating public space as a common good. The content of the festival will explore socio-cultural dynamics of sustainable […]

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People Changing Places

Friday, December 18, 2009 16:27 No Comments

The collaboration that turned a city square into a giant interactive performance and forum for changing public spaces. 

Aiming to encourage engagement with the arts, cultural space and public realm, YourSpace a recent temporary transformation of Exhibition Square in York was the exciting culmination of a collaboration between architects of the award-winning architectural studio DSDHA […]

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David Byrne’s idea of a perfect city

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 16:12 3 Comments

British musician Davide Byrne gives his vision of a perfect city, a combination of size; density; sensibility and attitude; security; chaos and danger; human scale; parking; boulevards; mixed use and public spaces. Here’s an excerpt of the his article “A Talking Head Dreams of a Perfect City” published on the Wall Street Journal september 11 […]

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Art as Urban Strategy: Beyond Leidshe Rijn

Monday, September 14, 2009 17:14 No Comments

An evalution of the largest art project in public space in the Netherlands. Nai Publishers releases ‘Art as Urban Strategy’ beyond Leidshe Rijn, editors Tom van Gestel, Henriëtte Heezen, Nathalie Zonnenberg. The Beyond programme of art is utterly unique in both concept and scale. Launched in 1997 in Leidsche Rijn, the largest new-style housing estate […]

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