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’.

26. January 2016

Santa Claus sleigh

The magic of Christmas under Hradom Matus Cak bring this year into the holiday spirit of Trencin – interactive projection for children called Santa Claus sleigh. […]
26. January 2016

Festival of Light and shadow 2015

Festival of light and shadow with the tagline Light and shadow in the art and science not only brightened the historic center of Banská Bystrica city, […]
26. January 2016

Luminography workshop

On the periphery of the village took place lumino Dúbravica graphic workshop. This photographic project on Student designs of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Banska […]
26. January 2016

Digital graffiti

Innovative project for the public space digital graffiti (Watch report TV Markíza), the intermedia artists Pavol Soukal, Štefan Oliš and Lukas Matejka decided to implement based […]
26. January 2016

Cinematik VJ

10th International Film Festival Cinematik held traditionally 10. – 15. September 2015 in the Slovak spa town of Piestany in many movie theaters. Festival besides quality […]
26. January 2016

Park camp

Members TRAKT Lukas Matejka and Stefan Oliš participated in Trebišov – Park Camp, organized by OZ Kontext (Peter Valiska-Timečko and Branislav Zurko), as a free continuation […]
25. January 2016

Santa Claus sleigh

Christmas interactive projection for children, prepared a civic association composed TRAKT Lukas Matejka, Pavol Soukal and Denis Matus for the Christmas market in 2014 on Peace […]
25. January 2016

Festival Mask

After dark 14 May 2015 was transformed Zlín building Bata Institute on projection screen with dimensions of 69 x 9.5 m (4096 x 605 px). It […]
25. January 2016

Interventions

Interventions 2014 event is cyclical, annual improvements examination fine art interventions in the public space, of which the first edition was held in 2012. The event […]
25. January 2016

Press conference Light and shadow

On June 12, 2015 was held a press conference for the event, which is dedicated to the International Year of Light and light-based technologies (UNO). Press […]
22. January 2016

Workshop Fine Arts Department of Photography

After almost two years are door of the training center of creativity and concentration at Academy of Fine Arts in Kremnica open again. Reconstruction of areas […]
17. January 2016

Videomapping in Gelnica

On Friday, September 25, 2015, could visitors of Miners Day event see the first video mapping carried out in the eastern Slovakia town Gelnica. During rainy […]
14. December 2015

Medieval legend about unhappy love

Another legend from the medieval history of Trenčín was told to the hundreds of people in the audience on a Friday 26th June 2015 by the main […]
28. November 2015

Light camp

On the July 15th – 20th there was the first year of Light camp in Trebišov. It is an art symposium focused at lighting and intermedia […]
28. November 2015

About the Valentine, the water man

The dominant od the Stur´s Square is the statue of sprite – water man Valentine. He was part of the performance of itinerant theater in the […]