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16 Narrow Quay

Wed 5 Jul 2017
18:30 - 20:00

£7 / £5

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PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO ILLNESS THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED. For ticket refunds please contact Arnolfini: 0117 917 2300.

Artist Nils Norman works across public art, architecture and urban planning. His projects challenge notions of public art and the efficacy of mainstream urban planning and large-scale regeneration. 

Nils Norman will be discussing his Future Perfect public art commission in Hengrove and his broader research into playgrounds, adventure play and city design and how play and playgrounds are being integrated into cities from Japan to Copenhagen as important new public spaces.

Nils was commissioned by Future Perfect to make a work that helped knit together disparate green spaces in the neighbourhood. Pieces of Play (2014) consists of a generous public footpath, a series of discreet play areas that encourage imaginative interaction amongst children, and a new theatre curtain for Hengrove Community Centre that references the history of the neighbourhood and includes a number of drawings by Garth England.

Part of the programme of events in line with the Architecture Centre’s exhibition Murdered with Straight Lines: Drawings of Bristol by Garth England.