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Public enquiries : PARK LEK and the Scandinavian social turn

Edited book
Authors Mick Wilson
Helena Selder
Giorgiana Zachia
SOMEWERE
ISBN 9781911164302
Publisher Black Dog
Place of publication London
Publication year 2018
Published at Valand Academy
Language en
Keywords Bergendal, Kerstin; Public Art; Offentlig konst; Stadsplanering (estetik); Public art; City planning; the Social Turn; Contemporary Art
Subject categories Arts

Abstract

Public Enquiries: PARK LEK and the Scandinavian Social Turn demonstrates how artistic practice can change, inform and shape public policy towards urban landscapes and promote local democracy. Public Enquiries maps how PARK LEK—a utopian art project proposed in Stockholm by the artist Kerstin Bergendal—intervened in and transformed the local government planning processes used to shape segregated urban areas. It also examines the role of the artist in the context of public space, design constructs and social platforms, ultimately suggesting that PARK LEK can be seen as a blueprint for the agency of artistic practice in reconstructing local democracy worldwide. Whilst the project is primarily examined within the context of Scandinavian society, Public Enquiries: PARK LEK and the Scandinavian Social Turn is a must-read for anyone with an interest in the current state of socially engaged artistic practice anywhere.

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