I’m off to Marseille next week for a 3-day EU workshop on public art and public space entitled Idea Camp involving participants from various sectors, from academia to environmental bodies, from human rights, architecture, social & civic activism and city planning right through to the media, arts and culture!
My proposed project, Switch Stance, asks users who belongs in public spaces and who decides how we can use them? Public space is not a constant notion but is constantly reshaped within democratic societies. I aim to use urban skate parks as the backdrop for an interactive artwork that engages multiple actors in dialogues over place-making, on both a local and European level. More soon!