On Tuesday 1st of August at Aspex Gallery from 4pm to 6pm check out Making [Space] Public, a free seminar that will be an opportunity for the public, artists, curators and policy makers to discuss recent developments, share approaches and even raise issues around the creative use of public space and public engagement in the city. The central question of the seminar is how can we use participation, connectivity and new forms of proximity that blur the boundaries between communities, urban and natural sites, private and public space, to activate new forms of publics?
There will be a number of presentations followed by an opportunity to raise issues and discuss the issues raised. The Symposium will be chaired by Oliver Sumner of Art Space Portsmouth, and the list of speakers includes:
Felipe Castelblanco, an American/Colombian multidisciplinary, current artist in residency at Art Space Portsmouth where he has initiated the project The People’s Monument(s).
Synthia Griffin, who is Curator: Regeneration & Community Partnerships at Tate Modern.
Camilla Crosta is an Italian curator and producer currently living in Glasgow. Always interested in art and public space, she developed various projects in Italy and abroad, working with different artists and organisations such as Situations (Bristol), Deveron Projects (Huntly) and Timespan (Helmsdale).
Organised by Felipe Castelblanco, Art Space Portsmouth and in association with Aspex Gallery. Supported by ACE. Photo by Felipe Castelblanco.