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.
- 24.05.2017 Book Launch Compassion and Being Public Being Public and Compassion, two new publications by Valiz and LAPS, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, ask how art creates the public and how the public shapes art. The books will be presented on Friday 2 June by Rini... 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