IMG_4986Invitation to the public workshop ‘Public Space’ conducted by Dutch artists Bart Stuart and Klaar van der Lippe.
NEW date: 12th till the 16th of October 2015.

The artists Bart & Klaar use the public space as their working space. They have extensive experience working in The Netherlands and abroad as well; particularly in Central and South America. Working with people is very essential for them. They believe in dialogue and dialogue turned into action.

The topic of the workshop is “Our Place” and covers the sharing and appropriation of public spaces. Being together is essential for working and speaking together. How can public space contribute to the strengthening of the collective?

Although there is much talk about “Nos Kòrsou” (our Curacao) there are few places where you can actually experience and celebrate communality. What do we share in Curacao? And what would we rather not? What is the best place or best way to come together? What is your ‘we’ and how do you find a place for it?

The afternoons begin and end with a common part. Then in small groups and under the guidance of Bart & Klaar you will work together, explore, design and learn from each other.
The program of the workshop is both theoretical and practical. Knowledge is applied immediately.
It is possible to sign up for a single day or the whole workshop. All participants are however expected on Monday the 5th to attend the introduction.

Day 1: Introduction
Theme: “Us; what is ‘us’. How big or how small is it? Why do you need ‘us’?

Day 2:
Theme: space that you share. Which space are you using for your ‘us’? Which space do you know that is appropriate for public use?

Day 3: Field trip along official and unofficial public spaces in Willemstad.

Day 4: Group exchange of things experienced during the field trip. Start design of the own space: make a monument for your ‘us’: nos Kòrsou.

Day 5: Work on the assignments alone or in groups. Presentation of results. Festive conclusion.

Dates: October 12 – 16, 2015.
The workshop hours are: every day from 2:30pm till 5:30pm.
Walk in at 2:30pm, seminar starts 3pm sharp.
Be quick to sign up, there is space for max. 10 persons besides the IBB students!
Please sign up here by sending an email with subject ‘BartKlaar Seminar’.
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