As the main point in the Netherlands, LAPS, Research Institute for Art and Public Space, contributes to the development, disclosure and presentation of knowledge on art and public space. The research institute carries out research, on the one hand on fundamental questions and basic principles in regard to art, design and the public domain, and on the other hand on practical problems in relation to specific situations. LAPS, Research Institute for Art and Public Space works for commissioners that vary from public authorities to organizations and freelancers. The research institute also initiates its own research and disperses the results through symposia, lectures, debates, publications and exhibitions.
- 14.06.2018 Minisymposium: The Pitfalls and Potentialities of Gentrification Some say that gentrification – the upgrading of old neighbourhoods and working class districts by the creative class, with in their wake the influx of the middle-class – is making one-sided cities of our metropolises.... Read more
- 14.06.2018 Sunday Seminar: Pay Attention Please! To kick off the biannual Public Art Amsterdam manifestation, Joanna Warsza (Public Art Munich), Adeola Enigbokan (University of Amsterdam) and Floor Milikowski (journalist and geographer) will speak about the power of art in public space.... Read more
- 15.03.2018 Public Art Amsterdam. Pay Attention Please! 11 toonaangevende Amsterdamse kunstinstellingen bundelen de krachten en tonen in de zomer van 2018 de rijkdom van de publieke ruimte van Amsterdam tijdens de manifestatie ‘Pay Attention Please!’ De afgelopen decennia veranderde de openbare ruimte... Read more
- 19.01.2017 Being Public Being Public is an anthology of essays investigating, from different perspectives, the notion of ‘public’. ‘Public’ is one of the most issued categories in current debates on culture, yet the notion itself remains largely un-reflected.... Read more