This week, we are discussing “Arts & Its Role in Urban Planning and Renewal” on #artsmgtchat, and thought this would be a great resource to share ahead of the conversation. Public Space, Public Art & Public Life is a panel discussion that explores the interplay between art and architecture in urban spaces. The discussion was moderated by USC Norman Lear Center Director Martin Kaplan. The panel included Christopher Janney; Scott Fisher, chair of the Interactive Media Division of the USC School of Cinematic Arts; Robert Kraft, composer and CEO of Fox Music, Inc.; and USC School of Architecture dean Qingyun Ma, among others.
What is public art? And if you know what public art is, what is art? What about public life – are we all on stage? Is life just reality TV minus the cameras? And if we’re all performers, who’s the audience?