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Public space, public art, public life

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Grace Law

on 18 August 2012

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Public Space Public Art Why Public Art? Public Art Enriches
Public Life Beijing Italy (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr Chicago (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Public art around the world Artist: Grace Law When public spaces are designed for people When public spaces are
designed for people to
interact with each other =LIFE in a
community Queen Mary Park
Community dialogue Public art can
be of any
medium: Public art can be outside
or inside Public art can
be functional
or aesthetic Public art can be temporary
or permanent Public art is
& accessible VALUES STORIES Garden Church Community + - Activates, Animates "Creative expression and participation are powerful means of bulding healthy and resilient communities from neighborhoods to nations. Through cultural events and experiences, individuals connect with the community of humanity."
-assemblybcartscouncils.ca/Advocacy/Arguymentsfor theArts.asp painting, sculpture,
performance, etc. in Art 798 Space "Cloud Gate" by Anish Kapoor by Blu Public art, in concert with its site and greater environment,
animates public spaces while introducing the world of ideas
to the community and provides an opportunity to build
community vitality, identity, and pride. - Gives Character - Good for the Economy Public art offers the following benefits: it is considered to be a key component to the attractiveness and identity of a city, demonstrates the character of communities, strengthens the local economy through an investment in the arts, and is a reflection of a progressive municipality. -“Regional economic growth is powered by creative people, who prefer places that are diverse, tolerant and open to new ideas ... diversity and concentration work together to speed the flow of knowledge. Greater and more diverse concentrations of creative capital in turn lead to higher rates of innovation, high technology business formation, job generation and economic growth.” (Richard Florida, Creative Cities 249) Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta Likes: collaboration and
building community Likes animal shaped clouds and tree houses. The artist wants to with the church and community. What are your What are your Cities aren’t just about buildings; they are living spaces, meant for our use. Cities exist for us - human beings. Art is a vital part of our existence. It can express cultural identity, beautify neighborhoods, and tell stories.
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