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’.

18. April 2017

Reindeer Sledding

Within the Christmas program of Trenčín magic of Christmas 2016 TRAKT prepared interactive projection Reindeer Sledding, which is designed for children and youth. One of the […]
18. April 2017

Santa Claus Sledding on Nicholas Square

Medieval markets in Trnava on the Nicholas Square,on Dec. 17, 2016 were enriched by interactive projection Santa Claus Sledding, made by TRAKT. This interesting project created […]
19. March 2017

Embroidered tower

Those who did not miss a unique Christmas atmosphere under Trencin Castle experienced at Christmas the fair with craft and art products, fragrant mulled wine, delicious […]
19. March 2017

Magic

A unique interactive project shrouded facade in the courtyard of the town hall in Trnava light, sound and abstract motifs of Christmas. Project Magic made by […]
19. March 2017

Festival of Light and shadow 2016

2nd year of the event Festival of Light and shadow took place in Banská Bystrica and followed a positive feedback from the first year in 2015. […]
19. March 2017

Festival of light Bratislava

The event Festival of light, Bratislava, 22nd-24th August 2016, is produced as a dialog between high-tech and science on the field of photonics and living in […]
19. March 2017

Folklore graffiti

TRAKT LAB project “Folklore Graffiti” is taking tradition symbols and themes and apply them into a digital art. Part of the project was a projection of […]
18. March 2017

Intervention

Intervencie event 2016 is sympozium with one goal: to work with a public space of town Trebišov in creative ways. It is a urban laboratory which […]
5. February 2017

Kunsthalle Bratislava: Art in Public

Art in Public is the successful cycle of managed discussions by Nina Šošková. Introducing the activities of guests and organizations from the field of art and […]
5. February 2017

White night

„The animation is reviving lifeless – teachers were learning us this formula all school long. It means the animator gives life to drawings, material or objects. […]
11. January 2017

Park camp 3

Park camp  is a project taking place in Trebišov’s park from 18th to 23rd of July 2016 organised by members of „OZ KONTEXT“ Peter Valiska -Timečko […]
11. January 2017

A historical celebration

Trenčín turned to a medieval town full of knights and nobles during the historical celebration. Pavol Soukal a Denis Matuš from „TRAKT“ projected flames on buildings, […]
17. August 2016

Creative lab – creative youth

Art has gone rampant in the heart of Slovakia. We are pleased to announce that our organisation – TRAKT – is participating in the V4 Creative […]
1. August 2016

Folk graffiti

An interactive projection ‘Folk graffiti’ was held at the occasion of the award ceremony of Bratislava Design Week on 11 une 2016. Ornaments were livening up […]
1. August 2016

Europe Day and digital graffiti

Europe Day was celebrated at the Main Square in Bratislava on 9 May 2016. An unforgettable atmosphere was created by music bands Fragile and Fallgrapp , […]