Making Public Domain

Datum: 11 - 15 september 2017

Locatie: Middelheim Museum - Middelheimlaan 61 - 2020 Antwerp

Organisatie / co-organisatie: ARIA, Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Middelheim Museum

Korte beschrijving: Summer School #2 will examine how public domain can be made and what role art can play in this

Summer School #2 ‘MAKING PUBLIC DOMAIN’ will examine how public domain can be made and what role art can play in this. The starting point is that public space does not actually exist, but must constantly be created and activated. Which strategies then - artistic, civil, activist, social, political, legal, etc - are able to generate public space?

Artists, experts, policy-makers and academics (art academics, jurists, urbanists, media specialists and so on) will tackle a different theme every day. By means of workshops, lectures, artistic interventions and case studies, summer school participants will be actively involved in a 5-day exchange between artists and experts unravelling the concepts and practice of ‘making public domain’.

The 5-day Summer School opens up an interdisciplinary network of professionals, knowledge and expertise, creating a shared scenario allowing for a collective and individual learning process. During the day an inspiring selection of relevant cases connected to the theme of the day will be introduced, allowing anyone to participate and contribute to the discussion from their own perspective. In the evening the Summer School offers insights on the topic to a wider public of stakeholders.

Sneak preview guests:

  • Pat McCarthy (US)
  • Harry Gamboa (US)
  • Futurefarmers (US/various)
  • Ex-Asilo Filangieri Naples (IT)
  • Geert Lovink (NL)
  • Stavros Stavrides (Greece)
  • Evgeny Morozov (US)
  • and many more…


Summer School #2 is part of the research project ‘Making Public Domain’ by Nico Dockx (Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten) and Pascal Gielen (ARIA).

Summer School #2 is a joint project organised by ARIA & Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Middelheim Museum, Kunsthal Extra City, Kunstcel, Departement Cultuur, Jeugd, Media

It is part of the 2-year research project ‘Making Public Domain’ initiated by Nico Dockx (Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten) and Pascal Gielen (ARIA).

Inkomprijs: € 80 (day) - € 300 euro (week)

Inschrijven: Via website

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