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Landscape Architecture – Mock Teaching Urban Design - Public Art

Public Art Prepared by Anwar Bin Suran

Prepared By: Anwar Bin Suran


URBAN DESIGN 31th March 2015
Landscape Architecture – Mock Teaching Urban Design - Public Art

Learning Outcomes
1. Student will be able to understand
a clear definition about Public Art

2. Student can identify the several


types of Public Art

3. Student will truly comprehend


about functionality of Public Art

Prepared By: Anwar Bin Suran 31th March 2015


Landscape Architecture – Mock Teaching Urban Design - Public Art

Introduction
The art that found in public space represents a local social and cultural
situation, as well as the artistic and aesthetic tendencies. There is a close
relationship between public art and the city landscape. Public art is part of
the broader visual environment of buildings, landscapes and
infrastructure (Ronald, 2007).

Source: RONALD, L.F. 2007. The Art of Placemaking: Interpreting Community Through Public Art and
Urban Design, Merrell Publishers
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Landscape Architecture – Mock Teaching Urban Design - Public Art

Definitions
1 A creative form and 2 Art expression that is
reflect on the situated in a freely
circumstances, freedoms accessed public space
and constraints of the for the public to utilize
spaces we think “public” and enjoy (Bach, 2001)
(Chang, 2008)

3
Principle and a
mechanism of improving
the changing
environment through
the arts (Stockholm, 1972)

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Landscape Architecture – Mock Teaching Urban Design - Public Art

Types of Public Art

Architecture Land Art Sculpture Mural


Possibly the most Land Art is created Sculpture is the art of A mural is any piece
overlooked public art with naturally making 2 or 3 of artwork painted or
is architecture. This is occurring elements dimensional applied directly on a
because it seems too (water, leaves, stones, representative or wall or other large
utilitarian to be flowers and grasses. abstract forms, permanent surface.
considered a work of Land art tends to be especially by carving Mural can be put on
art the most transient stone or wood or by display in a variety of
sort of public art casting metal . public places

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Landscape Architecture – Mock Teaching Urban Design - Public Art

Functionality
1. Aesthetical Value
In term of aesthetical value, public art carries the basic notion of art
which is to beautify spaces. Art has traditionally been placed in the
public realm for reasons of aesthetic enhancement and memories
container/ art is seen as a way to rejuvenate cities by enhancing
public spaces. This beautification of cities by public art encompasses
vibrant street life by giving an aura of quality on places.

2. Promoting the Sense of Community


Public art can promote a sense of community by promoting
community exploration and awareness. The success of public art
projects in the public realm requires four fundamental community
values, such as shared history, identity, needs and aspirations. In
addition, public art develops the sense of the community with
common identity, values, or culture.

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Landscape Architecture – Mock Teaching Urban Design - Public Art

Functionality
3. Celebrating the Sense of Place
Public art has been identified to have the ability to transform the
quality of a place that has vanished or has been ignored from place
by celebrating an event and a local history. First, the public art
triggers the awareness of tradition and emerges the unique identity
of a place. Secondly, it evokes the sense of place using distinctive
physical identities through the creation of artwork.

4. Addressing Community Needs


Addressing community needs can be associated with the usage of
public art. A simple example is the street furniture. It could diversify
its use as an art object to a very utilitarian usage. Contributions to
environmental regeneration, improvement of city ecologies, as well
as individual and communal empowerment.

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Landscape Architecture – Mock Teaching Urban Design - Public Art

Summary
In summary, public art can contribute to the quality of life as it serves
numerous advantages towards the community. Its contributions uplift
the place environment, improve the social characteristics, and elevate
the standard of education.

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Landscape Architecture – Mock Teaching Urban Design - Public Art

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