Event Title

Preserving Green Public Spaces Through Artistic Action: OnTop Residency, A Case Study

Session

Integrated Design

Description

This paper investigates the methods of preserving green public spaces through artistic actions. It will focus on the project entitled “On Top Residency” created by Fatmir Mustafa - Karllo, which utilizes unused space in the property in the outskirts of Prishtina, specifically a hill in Butovc, along Kavaja Street. Special focus will be given to artistic occupation as means towards caring for the environment through artistic and cultural activities. The rationale for choosing the land lot 09136-0, in Butovc, for this art initiative will be discussed in detail. An exploration into the phenomenon of dwindling public spaces, especially green ones, as a result of the construction of apartment buildings, luxury villas, as well as gated communities, will be central to the presentation. Furthermore, we will focus on discussing an increase in inequality resulting from unchecked and unrestricted urbanization practices, as well as how art could be used to raise awareness against the commercialization of public spaces. Finally, we will focus on the ways in which “On Top Residency” aims to preserve, promote, and make better use of public spaces through art.

Keywords:

artistic action, public spaces, green spaces, art, contemporary art, artistic occupation, nature, public art, curation, artworks

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

First Page

1

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.118

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Preserving Green Public Spaces Through Artistic Action: OnTop Residency, A Case Study

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

This paper investigates the methods of preserving green public spaces through artistic actions. It will focus on the project entitled “On Top Residency” created by Fatmir Mustafa - Karllo, which utilizes unused space in the property in the outskirts of Prishtina, specifically a hill in Butovc, along Kavaja Street. Special focus will be given to artistic occupation as means towards caring for the environment through artistic and cultural activities. The rationale for choosing the land lot 09136-0, in Butovc, for this art initiative will be discussed in detail. An exploration into the phenomenon of dwindling public spaces, especially green ones, as a result of the construction of apartment buildings, luxury villas, as well as gated communities, will be central to the presentation. Furthermore, we will focus on discussing an increase in inequality resulting from unchecked and unrestricted urbanization practices, as well as how art could be used to raise awareness against the commercialization of public spaces. Finally, we will focus on the ways in which “On Top Residency” aims to preserve, promote, and make better use of public spaces through art.