Design and use of public places

Who owns the public space? Who designs and who uses it? Where does public responsibility for safety, service and maintenance end and where does the personal responsibility of the users begin?

The global urbanization places new demands on urban space and its infrastructures. Influences such as social change, digitization and the shift of the private to the public and vice versa are also changing the expression and the demands on cities and space. We want to find out how public space could evolve in the future.

Who does it belong to? Who designs and who uses it? Where does public responsibility regarding safety, service and maintenance cease and where does the self-responsibility of inhabitants begin? What causes a possible existing over-instrumentalization of public places, space and their infrastructures? How can the public places be collaboratively used by different participants without conflict? As usual, we will pursue this theme in an exhibition and in an accompanying lecture series. We invited speakers from the fields of architecture, art, economics, sociology, history and public administration.

PublicSpace - Stencil Graffiti
Stefan Winterle, Stencil Artist & Kurator Colab Gallery, Weil am Rhein
PublicSpace - Urban Photography 
Adriano A. Biondo, Fotograf & Art Director Biondopictures, Basel

The series of events takes place with the friendly support of ‚CMS Christoph Merian Stifung‘, ‚Sulger Stiftung‘, ‚Losinger Marazzi‘ und ‚MÜLLER-STEINAG ELEMENT AG‘