Cifas organised SIGNAL in Brussels, from 27 to 30 of August 2014. The summer university, which was dedicated to the relations between Live Art and Public Space, used the notion of the "other" during three days to explore the existing tensions between hidden city and ideal city, more or less barricaded ghettos and unexpected encounters, correct social behavior and compulsory participation. In these complex relationships which weave our urban everyday life, what role(s) do artists, cultural operators and people in charge of cultural policies want to play?
The Summer University was extended to a program of living and ephemeral interventions in public space, furthering the reflection, but overall addressing the citizens and users of the City, in four different neighborhoods of Brussels.
FACE was very happy to partner with its member and actively participate in animating a workshop dedicated to "The Social Value of Arts in Public Space". This workshop, conducted by Ludvig Duregård, took place at La Bellone from 13:00 to 16:00 on the Wednesday 27. During the session participants discussed and presented ideas on some key issues regarding arts in public space. Questions focused on the (in)tangible values, their measurability and the enabling of creation and presentation of artistic work. What impact does artistic interventions have in the cities and communities?
For more information on the schedule, the speakers and the artistic interventions, please visit Cifas' website.