I hope you can join us on Saturday January 19 for this event. See details below.

(*Privately Owned Publics)

Presented with SFU Woodward’s

Moderated Panel, Jan 19, 1-4PM

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings Street)

>>… a ‘commons’ is a space a population uses for satisfying its social needs; it is a space of collective independence; no one owns it, but ideally, all have use of it. It is in fact constituted by those users and uses …<< Stephen Collis, A Show of Hands: Art and Revolution in Public Space, 2012

A symposium exploring the constructive disruption + rescripting of the public realm. We often take for granted the complex negotiation of the public realm that we encounter on a daily basis. We move through the city in ways that reveal our ease and/or marginalized experience of the ‘public’ realm almost effortlessly. Over the past year there has been a remarkable reoccupation of the space of the city, a reclaiming of ‘the commons’ that has amplified our awareness of the tensions that exist in the contemporary ‘public’ realm. The tactics deployed in these bold renegotiations of contested territory have been diverse, inventive, disruptive, revolutionary, horizontally democratic and powerful. The events have highlighted the problematic of how space is produced + used in the contemporary city.  http://pushfestival.ca/shows/poptactics-moderated-panel/