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Public Enquiries: PARK LEK and the Scandinavian Social Turn

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Public Enquiries: PARK LEK and the Scandinavian Social Turn

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23 × 15 cm | 6 × 9 in
150 ills | 180 pages
Paperback

Editors: Giorgiana Zachia, Mick Wilson, Helena Selder, SOMEWHERE

Contributors: Kerstin Bergendal, Stenka Hellfach, James Holston, Ulrikke Neergaard, Andrea Phillips, Mick Wilson, Giorgiana Zachia, et al

 

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Public Enquiries: PARK LEK and the Scandinavian Social Turn demonstrates how artistic practice can change, inform and shape public policy towards urban landscapes.

Public Enquiries maps how PARK LEK—a utopian art project proposed in Stockholm by the artist Kerstin Bergendal—intervened in and transformed the local government planning processes used to shape segregated urban areas. It also examines the role of the artist in the context of public space, design constructs and social platforms, ultimately suggesting that PARK LEK can be seen as a blueprint for the agency of artistic practice in reconstructing local democracy worldwide. Whilst the project is primarily examined within the context of Scandinavian society, Public Enquiries: PARK LEK and the Scandinavian Social Turn is a must-read for anyone with an interest in the current state of socially engaged artistic practice anywhere.

Public Enquiries: PARK LEK and the Scandinavian Social Turn is the first of six forthcoming publications in partnership with Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg.

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