16 August 2019
Uncertainty Seminars: Feel The Space Breathing is a 'slow' and open way of tapping into urgent questions around public space, the fluidity of urban structures, and informal use of the city. We’re thinking about the meaning of access and non-access, and ways in which it is or is not visible where important events have taken place; ways in which we, places, architectures, breathe in and out and through these spaces.
Despite the vastness and complexity of these questions, this gathering will be small and intimate. It is an alibi to open up several strands of research in which various concerns, interests and collaborations will merge with Stroom's DNA as an organisation that's been working around questions of art in relation to the public space for three decades. Mostly, we will focus on the ‘present’: how current affairs have defined certain (in)visible elements in public structures and space. But also how some of these spaces have become part of 'current affairs' and politics themselves.
Our aim of the meet-up is to connect different people working from a close affinity with these questions, to open a conversation about ways in which everyone's practice is fused by unfolding events in the present-day. And thereby, to map the most urgent questions in the realm of inclusivity and the city, making space for difference, appropriation of the public space, and lived experience of and in a city.
This edition of Uncertainty Seminars was for a small group of participants, by invitation. A report on the meet-up will be published later on this website.
16 August 2019