Spring 2014

The notions of the public and public space have been traditionally associated with the idea of collective interest and civic participation. Today, however, public spaces throughout the world are being increasingly restricted through privatisation and institutional powers obsessed with security, surveillance and control. Meanwhile, the Internet and social media has expanded the notion of the public sphere, from the physical to the virtual. At times, an action in one sphere affects the other: a flash mob starts with a tweet, a Facebook campaign fights the closure of a park, and an Instagram image fuels a revolution.

By creating a focussed environment for UK-based and international practitioners, through this programme Delfina Foundation aims to facilitate exchange and foster new ideas and propositions about the public domain. This will be done through peer-to-peer conversations between participants in a series of informal gatherings and meals, as well as targeted organisational visits and opportunities to engage with artists, academics and researchers interested in the same lines of inquiry. Internal events are complemented with a public programme of talks, screenings, dinners and panel discussions to engage with the public-at-large.


Public Programme

Open Studio: The Public Domain

27/04/2014 — 20/06/2014
Open Studio

Digitizing Dissent With Mosireen Collective

28/04/2014
Talk

The Politics Of Irresponsibility: Human Rights & The Commons

06/05/2014
Talk

Temporality in Architecture, Food and Communities with Keg De Souza

10/05/2014
Meal

Artist Film Club At The ICA: Azin Feizabadi

10/05/2014
Screening

Mass Media As Medium

14/05/2014
Talk

How and where to draw the circle?: Biennials and Publics

21/05/2014
Panel

Open Media Ecologies

09/06/2014
Screening

The Politics of Food and Outer Space

20/06/2014
Screening

Architecture After Revolution

28/06/2014
Panel

Residents

Azin Feizabadi

London: 15/04/2014 — 07/06/2014

Alessandro Petti

London: 06/04/2014 — 01/07/2014

Keg de Souza

London: 01/04/2014 — 12/06/2014

Maxime Hourani

London: 08/04/2014 — 28/06/2014

Sherief Gaber

London: 13/04/2014 — 18/05/2014

Işıl Eğrikavuk

London: 12/05/2014 — 23/06/2014

Övül Ö.Durmuşoğlu

London: 08/04/2014 — 19/05/2014

UK Associates

Lorenzo Pezzani

London: 01/05/2014 — 23/06/2014

Nishat Awan

London: 26/04/2014 — 23/06/2014

Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad

London: 13/01/2014 — 06/04/2014

Cressida Kocienski

London: 26/04/2014 — 23/06/2014

David Brazier and Kelda Free

London: 16/04/2014 — 20/06/2014

Basia Lewandowska Cummings

London: 07/04/2014 — 20/06/2014

Young In Hong

London: 01/04/2014 — 12/06/2014