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Unlocking the public realm: how arts and design transform urban space

Friday 29th June 2012, 9am-6pm

Unlocking the public realm: how arts and design transform urban space

This one-day conference will discuss the role of arts and design in city regeneration. The conference is part of the EU-PA project and the London Festival of Architecture 2012.

Date: Friday 29th June 2012
Time: 9am-6pm
Location: Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA

The EU-PA project is a two-year, EU funded research project, looking into culture-led city regeneration. EU-PA comprises four partners: CSM, KIBLA and CIANT (arts organisations from Maribor Slovenia, and Prague in the Czech Republic) and the city of Jesolo in Italy. The partners are actively testing assumptions by facilitating arts events and design interventions in all four countries.

The first of these interventions will take place in and around the Granary Square at Kings Cross, London in June 2012.

As part of the celebrations for these interventions and to raise further awareness of arts interventions in the public realm, the conference will feature speakers from a range of expertise and backgrounds who actively contribute towards the practice of art and design installation within public space.

The Panels for the event will include key players in art, design and architecture as well as representatives from community and corporate environments that will present their theories and practice surrounding key topics regeneration, community engagement, interventions in practice and cultural-led regeneration.

The conference will culminate with an evening reception and the grand opening of the EU-PA project “Sound Bridge 2025“, a gift of sound created by the present communities of King’s Cross for the communities of the future as featured by the London Festival of Architecture 2012.

Find out more information on the events page

This event is brought to you by MA Creative Practice for Narrative Environments, a course at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

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