A strong history of collaboration
La Strada is the initiator and co-organizer of IN SITU, a network for the promotion and development of artistic creations in public space, founded in 2003 and continuously supported by the European Commission since then. IN SITU brings together - under the coordination of "Lieux Publics - centre National de création en espace public" in Marseille (FR) - a group of programmers who share a passion for new forms of art in public space and have been working on the development of joint European projects since 2003. IN SITU's expertise and activities lie in the detection of innovative artistic potential, the organization of "project laboratories", the co-production and promotion of outstanding creations, and the organization of conferences and seminars.
IN SITU relies on well-established partnerships and looks back on sixteen years of collaboration. Several consecutive projects have created a relationship of trust where partners from Southern, Northern and Central Europe share the same values and goals. The new project (UN)COMMON SPACES is again supported by the European Commission with a duration of four years.
(UN)COMMON SPACES 2020–2024
In a time of social change and considerable processes of transformation throughout Europe, art must be at the forefront of creating new perspectives. To reshape the cohesion between art and society, more and more artists are leaving conventional spaces and working in public spaces, in direct contact with residents. (UN)COMMON SPACES aims to promote and support developments in this sector at the European level.
The project accompanies artists in their development and aims to support them holistically and beyond a production.
It is planned to support 17 ASSOCIATE ARTISTS and 23 EMERGING ARTISTS.
THEMATIC FOCUS OF (UN)COMMON SPACES
> Reclaim the Spaces: urban regeneration, placemaking, rural development, privatization of public space
> Reconnect People: diversity, social justice, cultural identity, social inclusion, intergenerational alliances
> Face the Future: climate change, democracy, technology & digital world.
16 FIRST LEVEL PARTNERS and 16 ASSOCIATE PARTNERS from 21 countries.
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