Art and Activism / Register
Boa Mistura, SISI NI MASHUJAA (in Swahili means “We are heroes”), Nairobi, Kenya (2016). More info here.
Read the article "Art as a tool for change" on The Journal of Public Space / Vol 3, n 2 (2018).
Art and Activism in Public Space Register is an on-line extension project of the ‘Art and Activism in Public Space’ special series of The Journal of Public Space
Editors: Luisa Bravo, Maggie McCormick and Fiona Hillary
Read published issues: Vol 5 No 4 (2020) / Vol 4 No 3 (2019) / Vol 3 No 2 (2018)
‘Art and Activism in Public Space’ are special issues of The Journal of Public Space. These issues are a collaboration between The Journal of Public Space (developed by City Space Architecture, Italy in partnership with UN-Habitat) and RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (MAPS Master of Arts - Art in Public Space, School of Art and CAST Contemporary Art and Social Transformation research group).
These issues feature a diversity of practices and approaches to theoretical inquiry around the role of art and activism in public space. While art practice and activism are specific to location, each is also symptomatic of a broader understanding of the role of art and activism within public space. Collaborative and socially engaged approaches runs throughout the issues.
Based on the concept of facilitating small scale networking opportunities, The Journal of Public Space is launching an on-line, free access, self-organising Art and Activism in Public Space Register to facilitate greater networking opportunities between universities, institutions, non-profit associations and individuals.
The register and collaborations begin with:
City Space Architecture / Public Space Museum
RMIT University, Australia / MAPS Master of Arts - Art in Public Space
London Metropolitan University, United Kindom / The Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement (CREATURE)
Fontys University of Applied Science, Netherlands / International Master Performing Public Space
You are invited!
Please add yourself to the register, as an individual or an institution, by filling the online form below.
We will treat your data with respect.
Collaborations, initiatives and projects focusing on Art and Activism in Public Space are encouraged to contact the editors with an Expression of Interest for inclusion of articles and portfolios in future issues.
In addition, we will establish a community of practice intended to share perpsectives and knwoledge and to promote transdisciplinary and transcontinental cooperation activities.
For any questions, please send an email to:
Dr Luisa Bravo
Editor in Chief | The Journal of Public Space