CAS CONSULTANCY: CULTURE MATTERS
A series of talks exploring the evolving role of art and culture in the public realm
In the second instalment of Culture Matters, CAS Consultancy brought together artists, historians, architects, producers and curators to discuss the political issue of memorials in contemporary public space.
Shared out door spaces are experiencing a renaissance of public interest, but the statuary contained within our parks, squares and plazas has come under deservedly intense scrutiny in the past year.
Who decides what goes on a plinth and for how long? What tactics can be employed to commemorate alternate histories? Representation of under-represented people and their stories is considered alongside issues of temporality and ‘permanence’ in a 24/7 online world.
• Cany Ash, Ash Sakula Architects
• Jordan Kaplan, CAS Consultancy Producer (Chair)
• Thomas J Price, Artist
• Alice Procter, Historian