steps initiative / patch project

Artists promoting the use of public spaces for art projects


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About the project Edit

Do you have a strong connection with your local environment? Enjoy seeing your neighbourhood come alive during community festivals? Want to bring your neighbours together to celebrate in community space?
We are the Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space (STEPS) Initiative, a group of artists, activists, architects, and academics, collectively promoting the use of art to connect people with places (especially public spaces). We are committed to enabling the use of art to challenge and change: the ways in which public spaces are currently being used; how citizens communicate on environmental issues; and the role of the artist in community development.

Public Art Through Construction Hoarding (PATCH) is a team of dedicated urban planners, architects, and professional artists who bring a unique blend of skills and experience while working closely with local artists and designers. They provide a solution to new construction staging requirements

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Using art to connect people with their community and surrounding area is not something that is often seen, though it is gaining prevalence around the world.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

The project helps create solidarity as well as a connection with one's community. Connections such as these have been shown to increase happiness, wellbeing and life satisfaction.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Projects such as STEPS and PATCH can be implemented anywhere

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