This week, April 25-26th, we’ll be speakers at “The art of developing a city“, a conference organised by Koro and the City of Oslo.
From the conference’s introduction “How can society renew itself by integrating the unruly power that art represents in city and place development? How to avoid public art that could have been "anywhere" and facilitate art that leaps out of forces and ideas with roots instead? Can art be a means of building local communities from the bottom up, and at the same time signal identity and distinctiveness to the outside world?”
The conference explores the interface between art, planning and place and community development and addresses current issues related to how art and artists can play a role in building, neighborhood, area and regional level. The conference will bring together leading international professionals and actors, the Norwegian academic community including cultural planners, planners, developers, curators and artists.