Jun 11, 2017 Krystel Khoury 0 comments
Multidisciplinary Methodologies for Art in Public Spaces

Audio Narrative by: Hala Makhlouf, Reem Khedr and Nadine Bekdache Three parallel stories, one concern, and multiple methodologies. Narrated by three art interventionists, this tale confronts different approaches combining diverse tools from social studies, ethnography or graphic urbanism to revive genuine connections to public spaces.

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Towards More Solidarity: Identifying Commonalities

Video interview with: Claudine Dussolier and Jean Sebastien Steil   Drawing on their long experience as researchers in art in public spaces in France, Claudine Dussolier and Jean Sebastien Steil share their knowledge and reflect on possible future steps to efficiently strengthen this sector and face ongoing and emerging difficulties.   Dussolier and Steil point […]

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Jun 11, 2017 Krystel Khoury 0 comments
Interventional Mechanisms between Continuum and Rupture

Audio Narratives by: Ali El Adawey and Abir Saksouk Methodologies used by artists in public space interventions intend to reshape people’s relationship with the space. They can vary from reinforcing an already existing, yet unseen or neglected, connection to space, to generating an uncomfortable yet shaky disconnection with it.   “Mchi ta dellak” (Walk so […]

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Jun 11, 2017 Krystel Khoury 0 comments
Failures: On the Road to Best Practices

Contributors: Soumaya Gharsaalah and Mohamed Kajouni Learning from unpleasant circumstances and unsuccessful events, this animated guide presents a series of recommendations focusing on key elements to take into account for achieving an artistic intervention in public space.

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Jun 11, 2017 Eyad Houssami 0 comments
Strategies of Inclusion and Access

Article by: Eyad Houssami From project design to execution and documentation, the various phases of any artistic and cultural activity in public space entail negotiating with the urban social fabric. Who are the communities implicated in public art and performance? How do artists approach and address them – whether as collaborators, partners, interlocutors, or spectators […]

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Jun 11, 2017 Eyad Houssami 0 comments
Café Umm Aatiyeh and the City without a Theatre

Audio Narrative by: Aliaa El Gready, Hosni El Mokhles, Abdel Rahman El Taliawi, and Maher Sherif   Amid the towers of iron and glass of an imaginary city, lies a café on a square, a shelter for the arts, where street performance brews and spills out into the public space, shifting structures of power, tradition, […]

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Jun 11, 2017 Eyad Houssami 0 comments
Beyond Hard Drives in Drawers: Documentation as Energy

Contributors: Russol Al Nasser, Farah Mazougei, and Rowan El Sheimi From balconies in Cairo to Amman and then to Tunis, public art performance bridging the private and public space disseminated across the region, thanks to effective documentation and exchange.   Given the many hats we wear as artists or as culture workers in institutions, we rarely […]

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Jun 11, 2017 Eyad Houssami 0 comments
We Are Parasites

Video Narrative by: Salam Yousry    A spontaneous choral procession through a village in Upper Egypt opens a portal to the magic of street performance. For artist and director Salam Yousry, the invitation to collaborate with a community theatre group in Malawwi in Upper Egypt led to a reconsideration of artistic priorities in public spaces. […]

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Jun 11, 2017 Krystel Khoury 0 comments
Transactional Territories: Public Space vs Privatization

Interview with: Nadine Bekdache – Co-founder of Public Works Facing the logics of real estate markets and economical power, campaigning creatively to claim back my city: Beirut. Nadine Bekdache, graphic designer and cultural activist, narrates her professional journey revealing the strong interactions she has developed with Beirut, its inhabitants and its public spaces over the […]

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Jun 11, 2017 Krystel Khoury 0 comments
To Intervene Artistically in Public Spaces: Between Claiming and Reclaiming

Audio Narrative by: Ali El-Adawey and Abir Saksouk   Tracing emotional geographies to reclaim privatized public spaces in Saïda (Lebanon), or dancing ballet in the streets of Egypt 2013 to challenge Muslim Brotherhood government decisions, two artistic interventions that attempt to question the actions and intentions of established authority.   “Mchi ta dellak” (Walk so […]

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