Writing public space : design, philosophy, art

Carter, Paul 2006, Writing public space : design, philosophy, art, New Zealand sociology, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 9-26.

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Title Writing public space : design, philosophy, art
Author(s) Carter, Paul
Journal name New Zealand sociology
Volume number 21
Issue number 1
Start page 9
End page 26
Total pages 28
Publisher Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand
Place of publication Hamilton, New Zealand
Publication date 2006
ISSN 0112-921X
Summary Among the factors explaining the emotional poverty of contemporary urban spaces is the dissociation of those who think, design and adorn them. Using his experience in designing high profile public artworks in Australia, notably Relay (Homebush Bay, Sydney, 2000 Olympics), Nearamnew (Federation Square, Melbourne) and Solution (Docklands, Melbourne), Paul Carter argues that a new dialogue between designers, philosophers and artists is urgently needed. The basis of this dialogue will be an expanded notion of graphicality, a new engagement with the discursive character of public space, and the evolution of postrepresentationalist art practices that make surface the psychic violence and cultural waste involved in the provision of new functionallydefined “places”. This paper traverses a number of projects: Relay (1998‑2000), Nearamnew (1998‑2003), Solution (2002), Save the Wall (2004‑) Golden Grove (2004‑).
Language eng
Field of Research 120508 Urban Design
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024037

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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