public space

A public space is a social space that is generally open and accessible to people. Roads (including the pavement), public squares, parks and beaches are typically considered public space. To a limited extent, government buildings which are open to the public, such as public libraries are public spaces, although they tend to have restricted areas and greater limits upon use. Although not considered public space, privately owned buildings or property visible from sidewalks and public thoroughfares may affect the public visual landscape, for example, by outdoor advertising. Recently, the concept of Shared space has been advanced to enhance the experience of pedestrians in public space jointly used by automobiles and other vehicles.

Public space has also become something of a touchstone for critical theory in relation to philosophy, (urban) geography, visual art, cultural studies, social studies and urban design. The term ‘public space’ is also often misconstrued to mean other things such as ‘gathering place’, which is an element of the larger concept of social space.

One of the earliest examples of public spaces are commons. For example, no fees or paid tickets are required for entry. Non-government-owned malls are examples of ‘private space’ with the appearance of being ‘public space’.

30. June 2019

Revived walls

Interactive light installations linking past and present. This is the project of the revitalized TRACT workshop. Nightly uncovering photographs from the archive from the 70-year history […]
30. June 2019

About Agata

The sixth sequel to The Stories of Trenčín tells the story of Agata, a young tavern, from whom she became a queen maid and who found […]
12. June 2019

Stiavnica not only silver

Stiavnica not only silver or burgess, poet and nazis is a multi-genre street walk-through production about the search for the current treasure of Banska Stiavnica. The […]
27. May 2019

Pecha Kucha Night vol.1 Trenčín

Together, we will meet on May 25, 2019 at 1.Mája Street in Trenčín as part of the Trencin on Korza event and TRAKT will be there. […]
21. January 2019

Family silver

Family silver – this is the title of the Opening Ceremony of the City of Culture 2019. The City of Culture Pilot Project was launched by […]
31. December 2018

The National Day celebrations in Saudi Arabia

During the National Day celebrations in Saudi Arabia, a light show was held in the city of Jeddah. The show was attended by our member Patrik […]
25. December 2018

Christmas composition

TRAKT realized a creative output through digital technologies within the Christmas exterier of the city of Trenčín. The Christmas composition took place in the epicenter at […]
22. November 2018

Festival od Light and Shadow 2018

The Festival of Light and Shadow, a member of the Germany based international association of festivals ECOMOVE International, since last year, has already seen a significant […]
22. November 2018

The second Gelnica Illuminations

The second year of the multi-genre festival Gelnica Illuminations took place on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Artists from all over Slovakia headed for the centre of […]
20. November 2018

Extensions of projection mapping

Projection mapping screening at the Piarist Church in Trenčín brings together various approaches by several young authors. Videomapping transitions reflect current trends in new media art […]
20. November 2018

Tlesk plesk – White Night 2018

Interactive art is part of the art of new media. An active viewer becomes part of the artwork through interaction. Clip Clap is a playful light […]
19. November 2018

Svetlo Valmez light festival and Jirka Kral

On September 7, 2018, the second edition of the Light and Film Festival called Valmez Light was held in Valašské Meziříčí. The organizers have also memorized […]
18. November 2018

Holography on Starry Nights

The third weekend of August was the 4th year of the Starry Nights multi-genre festival in Bytča. This small Slovak festival has a completely different concept […]
18. November 2018

Element digital graffiti

4 elements have been organically grown for 20 years with the public space of Banská Štiavnica. The celebration of this connection was also an interactive installation […]
18. November 2018

About ferryman Jozef

The fifth continuation of the favorite Stories from Trencin tells this time the story of the emperor Jozef. Viewers – the general public could see flying […]