Posts tagged ‘community participation’

January 7, 2016

Artists need to stick their necks out: Exclusive interview with The #GlasgowEffect’s Ellie Harrison


January 4, 2016

Accidental Mix

It’s all an Accidental Mix from The Glasgow School of Art on Vimeo.

January 4, 2016

Arts the Catalyst, The Craigmillar Story

Arts the Catalyst, The Craigmillar Story from Plum Films on Vimeo.

January 4, 2016

Trails + Tales


November 18, 2014

Yoko Ono – Cut Piece (1965)

January 7, 2014

The Artist Placement Group (APG)

homepageimg-1The Artist Placement Group (APG) emerged in London in the 1960s. The organisation actively sought to reposition the role of the artist within a wider social context, including government and commerce, while at the same time playing an important part in the history of conceptual art during the 1960s and 1970s. The Observer journalist, Peter Beaumont, has described the APG as ‘one of the most radical social experiments of the 1960s’. more

January 11, 2013

Marcus Coates


‘…you can’t escape your humanness, but the point of my work has been to explore the degrees to which you can test that boundary and entertain the possibility of becoming something else.’ more

January 10, 2013

Garscube Landscape Link – The Phoenix Flowers


The brief was to transform an urban pedestrian underpass from an unsafe and unpleasant space to a bright, spacious and safe connection to north Glasgow. The original underpass was designed as part of the construction of the M8 Motorway which cuts through the centre of Glasgow effectively severing the north of the city from the city centre. This severing has seen reduced investment in the north of the city with low rise, lost cost light industrial uses appearing in the voids left after the extensive demolition carried to construct the motorway. more


Call it the Garscube Link, the Phoenix Flowers or the Metal Petals; the improvements to this route are attracting many names! Funding from the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Enterprise enabled this £3.5M project aimed at improving links between the canal and the City Centre. The metal petals were inspired by the former Phoenix Park that was lost to the area when the M8 was built.

This important new public realm development is about re-connecting North Glasgow back to the city centre for pedestrians and cyclists. more

January 3, 2011

The Royston Road Project

The Royston Road project was a combination of artist-community collaborations and artist-residencies supporting the regeneration of two public spaces in the North of Glasgow.
Artists Graham Fagen and Toby Paterson worked as part of the design team with landscape architects, Loci Design to develop the two spaces into community parks: The Spire Park and Molendinar Park. Located at opposite ends of the “Royston Corridor” the creation of the parks involved local residents and community groups at the various stages of design, development and implementation of ideas. This involvement inspired an ongoing programme of arts and sporting activities and the forming of a community board motivated to continue the momentum generated by the redevelopment of the area. Public Art Scotland

January 2, 2011

What is the city but the people? Jeremy Deller

Jeremy Deller has been working with Tube drivers and operational staff on the Piccadilly line to produce a new work of art – a booklet of quotes entitled What is the city but the people?


What is the city but the people? aims to generate a more positive atmosphere during peak times. It also encourages the many voices of the Tube’s staff to re-enter the environment of the network, bringing some of the personalities that have made it famous to the fore once more. Coming from a wide range of philosophical, political and historical sources, the quotes present a thought-provoking rumination on life in the city, especially when heard on the London Underground.

January 2, 2011

A Conversation with Judy Chicago and Suzanne Lacy

January 2, 2011

Suzanne Lacy – Statement

We implement our mission by producing performances and installations that function as public hearings to advance policy impacting young people; by training adolescents in media literacy and art production that contradicts mass media stereotypes; by forming collaborations between youth, artists, policy makers, and workers in the justice, health, and education systems; and by documenting and distributing our work on television, through public lectures, in galleries, on videotape, and in articles and books. Suzanne Lacy

January 2, 2011

Excerpt from Not Just Garbage

January 2, 2011

Mierle Ukeles: Ecological Restoration

The art of Mierle Laderman Ukeles is about the everyday routines of life. In 1969, after the birth of her first child, Ukeles wrote a Manifesto for Maintenance Art that questioned binary systems of opposition that articulate differences between art/life, nature/culture, and public/private. The manifesto proposed undoing boundaries that separate the maintenance of everyday life from the role of an artist in society. Ukeles was interested in how the concept of transference could be used by artists to empower people to act as agents of change to stimulate positive community involvement toward ecological sustainability.