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’.

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

Around Christmas time, TRAKT realized a creative output using digital technologies in the area of Trenčín. The Christmas composition took place in the epicentre Peace Square […]
22. November 2018

Festival of Light and shadow 2018

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

Clip Clap – White Night 2018

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

The future past

An interactive city sightseeing tour introduces to the audience the already forgotten events and important figures of Liptovský Mikuláš. It takes you through the narrow streets […]
18. November 2018

V4 creative youth

First and foremost we aim to cooperate with both formal and informal platforms of artists that are still in their studies. Not all “squad” members are […]
5. June 2018

Lovely Experience

The gigantic Lovely Experience festival took place on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Trnava Square in Trnava. The famous names of the world’s EDM like Digitalism […]
5. June 2018

Nova Dubnica graffiti

Interactive art for the public space, titled Nova Dubnica graffiti, took place on June 2, 2018 at the Mierove namestie – Square in Nova Dubnica (Slovakia). […]