Seasons Greetings #Preston !
Sad to report that we are checking-in one final time in the guise of #thetestbed blog and twitter to say our temporary 3-month programme will be ending today as always planned. So a big thank you to everyone who got involved, followed and/or contributed or engaged with us in some way in the ongoing debate around the future for #UCLanUniversity Square .
We will be reviewing everything early in the New Year, and so will be reporting back on this then – as well as updating everyone on the latest news on the major public art commissions being developed for the square and #UCLanStudentCentre . Exciting times lie ahead in 2019, so watch this space…
….and finally, as Big Chris said in summing up events in #LockStockandTwoSmokingBarrels : “There is one more thing…It’s been emotional”.
Video and soundtrack of More Music back projection produced in conjunction with Worldwise Samba Performance, and artists David Boultbee and Ben Rutherford at #TheTestbed on 12th December.
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Video above outling 2018 European Prize for Urban Public Space
Created by the CCCB in 2000, the European Prize has reached its 10th Award. More than 50 European cities have been awarded according to the different recognition modalities of the Prize, which has remained loyal to the underlying principles of recovering and improving public spaces in order to contribute to the democratic health of cities.
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(Re)Making Public Campus Art: Connecting the University, Publics and the City
Martin Zebracki, Ann Sumner & Elaine Speight. Access to full article currently limited online…
Check out all of the UN Habitat Global Urban Lectures on their YouTube Channel
Global Urban Lectures launches its 5th season! UN-Habitat’s Global Urban Lecture series collect and share knowledge related to the New Urban Agenda through free 15 minute video lectures by urban experts associated with the work of UN-Habitat .