This event will consider the recent shifts and changes to the ways in which arts and culture are encountered in public and private spaces by day and by night, and in turn, how arts and culture are shaping the public realm and identities of cities. The programme includes:
– The launch of Where Strangers Meet, a publication commissioned by the British Council with essays by artists, commentators and thought-leaders in this field.
– Liverpool Biennial: 20 years of impact on the city of Liverpool – an overview of the role of the Biennial in the transformation of the city by Director Sally Tallant.
– A conversation about the making of Resilience Garden, one of the major works at this year’s Liverpool Biennial.
– Art, cities and encounters in public and private space – a panel discussion chaired by publication editor Claire Doherty with Lynn Froggett, Dave Haslam, Paul Heritage and Nina Edge.