Remaking Place, a symposium on public art will be presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts from 8 to 14 March 2015 at Hiddingh Hall.
Remaking Place is comprised of series of panel discussions focusing on innovation and public art given the particular challenges of public art today. International and national panelists will bring voice and insight to these various challenges over the course of the symposium, as a way to consider and reflect on new possibilities for this relevant andcontested practice.

‘Run!’ choreographed by Nicola Elliott. Photo: GIPCA

The Symposium runs parallel with the Infecting The City Festival and features luminaries in public art discourse such as Gabi Ngcobo, co-founder of the Centre for Historical Reenactments, Lewis Biggs of the International Award for Public Art; Wang Dawei, Dean of Fine Art, Shanghai University and Marilyn Douala-Bell, from the highly respected doual’art in the Cameroon.

For a comprehensive list of panelists and speakers, please download the full Remaking Place program

These panels are:

  • Promotion and generation of Public Art: Innovative practice from the formal to the anarchic.
  • Innovation and Diverse Publics 1: Women, Youth and Public Art
  • Innovation and Diverse Publics 2: Race, Class and Public Art
  • Principles of Innovation and Audience Participation and Engagement

The Symposium is made possible with support from the Department of Arts andCulture’s Mzansi Golden Economy Initiative.