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Focusing on public art, a-n Editor Gillian Nicol has selected key texts from a-n's archive and other important sources. Her introductory essay explores the nature of collaborative and creative processes involved in making artwork in the public realm. It identifies issues for the artists and arts professionals participating and raises concerns regarding our collective experience of public space.
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Adventure playgrounds, or junk playgrounds, as they were known, began life as occupied building sites, wastelands and bombsites that had been colonised by city children looking for interesting and adaptable spaces in which they could play in relative privacy away from adults. Read on…
Publication in html, City Projects 2005. Republished: a-n Collections March 2007
The current interest in artist/architect collaborations seems to date back to the late 1970s when architect Richard Hobbs invited artists into the design process for the Viewlands-Hoffman electrical substation in Seattle. Read on…
Publication in html, Public Art South West 2004. Republished: a-n Collections March 2007