public space

Becoming Otherwise: Artful Urban Enquiry

Rike Sitas

Becoming Otherwise: Artful Urban Enquiry by Rike Sitas for Urban Forum draws together conceptual threads from public space, public art and public pedagogy literature in order to ‘deepen and widen the analytical and political edge’ of artful forms of urban enquiry as discussed by Pinder International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 32(3), 730–736, (Pinder 2008, […]


Jane Battersby, Gareth Haysom, Vanessa Watson, Andrew Tucker, Kim Gurney, Caroline Skinner

The notion of public space will be in the spotlight at the V&A Silo District as engagement unfolds around a programme of talks, debate and performance, hosted at the Zeitz Museum Of Contemporary African Art (MOCAA) from 17 January to 17 February 2019. The month-long #FREESPACE programme provides a platform to discuss and engage with the […]

Introducing Public Art and the Power of Place Artists

Rike Sitas

We would like to thank all those who submitted proposals. We were inundated by excellent ideas, and after much deliberation, we are excited to announce the selection of projects for Public Art and the Power of Place. In alphabetic order: >> FAST FORWARD>> HERE:  Newcastle Creative Network with Maninzi Kwatshube This project examines the prospects and […]

The Art of Public Space: Curating and Re-imagining the Ephemeral City

Kim Gurney

A journey through Johannesburg via three art projects raises intriguing notions about the constitutive relationship between the city, imagination and the public sphere–through walking, gaming and performance art. Amid prevailing economic validations, the trilogy posits art within an urban commons instead. Imagination counts, says the author, even when it cannot be counted.