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By Jill Bennett, Saskia Beudel

ISBN-10: 174223335X

ISBN-13: 9781742233352

What occurs while artists are requested the questions frequently addressed to planners and directors? during this publication, artists, architects, writers, designers, and curators come jointly to reimagine Sydney’s dating to its surroundings. They envision a destiny the place public artwork performs an important position in Sydney’s foodstuff, water, strength, and waste administration, and discover new collaborative and artistic making plans practices.

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Art and design are integral both to the production of the spectacle and to its subversion or adaptation, and both artists and designers have for centuries engaged – invited or otherwise – with the processes of the city. In the late 1950s, the Situationist International challenged the commodified nature of the experience offered by the city of spectacle. Their antidote was psychogeography – a wandering directed by sensory engagement with local ‘situation’ rather than following official paths – and a ‘unitary urbanism’ incorporating arts and technologies to combat the detachment of art from its surroundings.

Located at Central Park, Chippendale, Sydney. indd 53 53 10/09/2014 4:25 pm Green Bans Art Walk In 2011 a range of curators, artists and activists collaborated to create the Green Bans Art Walk. Initiated on the 40th anniversary of the emergence of the Green Bans movement, the Art Walk intended to both memorialise and reactivate the values of seminal Sydney environmental activism. The original Green Bans movement arose in 1971–74 in response to deregulation of New South Wales state planning laws and the resultant influx of foreign investment dedicated to modernising and expanding inner-city Sydney.

The virtual element uses a CryENGINE 3 gaming engine, the content of the original game stripped and replaced with CBD buildings, ground plans, ‘parasites’ and a customised avatar. indd 40 10/09/2014 4:25 pm City (UNSW), multiple visitors could use this interface to activate particular (often catastrophic) scenarios, modifying the built environment to envision alternative outcomes. As part of the data collection process, scanners were attached to trains to film/scan the geometry of tunnels; records of sewers, water pipes, telecommunication cables, and access points were also gathered.

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