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works we like to show - questions we ask ourselves


We are exicted to have self published a collection of our projects in a print on demand book. 12 selected projects, "works we like to show", illustrate and explain our take on spatial production, accompanied by an interview with us - "questions we ask ourselves". You can order a print on demand copy of the publication via LULU.

Graphic design by Villalba/Lawson


BOTTOM UP! INDEPENDENT CULTURE AND ITS IMPACT ON POLITICS AND SOCIETY


Public works will be taking part and running a workshop at BOTTOM UP! Independent Culture and its impact on policitcs and society initiated by Trans Europe Halles, a european network of independent cultural centres. The meeting will take place in Gothenburgh on the 27th-30th of September 2012.

Independent culture can be a powerful lobbying force in political discourse and in various processes of change such as urban planning, unfortunately it is not always on the agenda. Through a number of workshops and presentations at this meeting, we will investigate and develop new, far-reaching methods and approaches aiming at creating an impact on audiences, policy-makers and the public. This may involve mobilizing advocacy campaigns, learning about public policy and decision-making or how to use artistic expression as a means of attract public attention. All these action initiatives come from the Bottom Up, instead of from the Top Down, where free culture must adapt to the decisions made from above. Through examples and lively discussions, the conference will illuminate the value of culture. It will also inspire independent cultural operators to engage in direct action.