REPOLITIZATION OF PUBLIC SPACE
Thursday, August 27th at 11.00 am
Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
It seems that everything has already been said on the subject of public space, and yet the fight for it never ends. While in some areas public space seems completely saturated and the less privileged inhabitants are being pushed out from public surfaces by consumerist activities, other areas deny residents access to public space due to social or political norms. This was partly the reason that art has spread out from theatres and galleries (venues usually serving the wealthier and the more educated part of the public) into the public space – also reflecting the wish to address and surprise coincidental audiences.
To what degree does public space still enable interaction, dialogue and space for critical thought? What form can the strategies for interventions in public space assume in order to function as acts of political resistance? Experience of this and other themes will be exchanged between: Marta Keil (PL), Taguhi Torosyan (AM), Pavel Yurov (UA), Benjamin Verdonck (BE), Andrej Rozman – Roza (SI) …
Moderatork: Nevenka Koprivšek (SI)
In cooperation with: East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP)
The discussion will be held in English.