Public Art Research is focused on collating, disseminating and reflecting upon academic, professional and practice-led investigations into the history, discourses, practices, and effects of art in public spaces.
Public Art Research has evolved from an email list that I maintained intermittently (between c2002-2011), sharing public art related research, news, opportunities, and events. It was accompanied from 2005-8 by a geocities website (www.geocities.com/public_art_research) which housed the publication of the Public Art Research Bulletin along with some other documentation.
My own research interests are broadly within the field of contemporary visual art and culture, and straying across the boundaries of urban design, urban studies and cultural geography. Particular interests include examining the specific discourses and histories of something called “public art” (and its policy, funding and management), to consider the effects of such discourse on urban social and spatial relations.
You can find some of my publications here.
Contact: Ruth Fazakerley, public_art_research [at] yahoo (dot) com (dot) au