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’.

28. November 2015

Illumination of Advent

For the December event ‘Magic of Christmas in Trenčín artists Lukas Matejka (TRAKT) and Pavol Soukal created visual mapping projections, particular for a symbol of Trenčín […]
28. November 2015

Nomads land Praha

TRAKT (SK) and Mamapapa (CZ) took part in the December residence “Nomads Land” in Prague. The area of DIVUS SPACE was for artists the base and […]
28. November 2015

Nomads land Košice

During the last October week visual team from Hopes and Memories project took a place in Košice, in east part of Slovakia. Artist from TRAKT and […]
28. November 2015

H&M Residence Wroclaw

Lukas Matejka (TRAKT), Tomas Zizka (Mamapapa) and Agnieszka Ćwieląg attended residency in Wroclaw. Artists were participating and Avant Art Festival, and by night walked to the […]
28. November 2015

Beamvertising, Divadelna Nitra

TRAKT participated at the International Theatre Festival Nitra 2013 with the project Beamvertising forthright in the streets of Nitra. Projections especially prepared for this festival, have […]
28. November 2015

Digital city

We decided to organize project Digital City because of the need to bring the trends of contemporary fine art among young people in Trencin. This idea […]
28. November 2015

Slovak beamvertising

TRAKT premiered the project Slovak beamvertising in the streets of Trencin, Dubnica nad Vahom and vicinity on August 25th 2013. During the night were projected unconventional […]
28. November 2015

Skyway

Lighting Up the Wonders of the Elements. In its third edition, SKYWAY ’11 draws the analogy between the richness of the experience that light based art delivers and […]
28. November 2015

Christmas illumination of town tower

Last weekend before Christmas TRAKT with City of Trencin prepared this project for citzens. They could see large scale projection – mapping on the town tower […]
28. November 2015

Workshop Activities visuality & LIVE VJ

During the project Artorium 2012 at Faculty of Dramatical Arts, Academy of Arts Banska Bystrica, the workshop Aktivity Vizuality took place. The lector was Boris Vitázek […]
28. November 2015

Cinema Passage

Subway station evokes the enclosed space of a small theater. This area presents an unusual student scene from the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Academy […]
28. November 2015

Performance workshop

Performance workshop was held in April 2012 at the High School of Art in Trencin. Instructor: Michaela Bottkova, TRAKT. Stephen Olis and Lukas Matejka were assisting […]
28. November 2015

Cinematik videomapping

Lukas Matejka and Boris Vitázek both TRAKT members, prepared videomapping projections for the international film festival Cinematik in Piestany (Slovakia). Projection light was screening on the […]
28. November 2015

Datatok – Divadelna Nitra

TRAKT prepared mapping-project before Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra, Slovakia. VJ nonlinear event > abstract lighting to building Andrej Bagar Theatre. Idea and concept: Lukas Matejka, […]
28. November 2015

Touch

The artistic intervention, or double-installation in Banská Bystrica and Zvolen, will interconnect via webcam to streaming video image in real time, which will be broadcast on […]