Public Art is an important tool in activating and developing public space. In the kind of Public Art Cascoland promotes, inter-disciplinary artists engage themselves in communities to collaborate with audiences and members of the communities in shaping their public space through dialogue and participation.
The intention is to motivate and mobilize audiences to become an active participant in the process initiated by the artists and in which the eventual artwork is not as much a physical object but a change in perception of public space with the audience.
Through our publications we want to adress an international audience. This kind of project can inform a variety of parties internationally involved with urban planning and the use of public space, ranging from policy-makers, architects and designers, to the users on a street-level.
Longer term objectives include creating awareness about activating public space through Public Art and sharing the experience of being part of an international project and what this requires from individuals and organisations.