Cascoland is an international network of artists, architects, designers and performers sharing a fascination for interdisciplinary interventions in public space, promoting mobilization, participation and networking through artistic exchange and collaboration. Projects are initiated by Fiona de Bell and Roel Schoenmakers and executed with multi-disciplinary teams of artists and designers.
Cascoland activates public space through artistic interventions, construction of architectural structures/objects, the use of performance and new media, and most essential, audience participation. Artists, audiences, residents, local initiatives and organisations are being mobilized to participate in the shaping of their public space and to make it a reflection of their identity. These interventions, unexpected events/objects in striking locations, are addressing and challenging behavioural patterns and conventions.
The Cascoland projects/artwork can be seen as tools to be used by participants and audiences rather than artworks to be exhibited. The aim is to change and challenge perceptions, empowerment of individuals and communities and the creating of awareness, not only with audiences and residents, but also with planners, designers, organisations and authorities.