Can scenographic work for public spaces encourage new understandings of current conditions and expose future potentials? In other words be active agents for change?
A talk on an expanded understanding of scenography as taught and researched at Norwegian Theatre Academy/HiØ. The talk will specifically focus on scenographic strategies in public art projects. This will be done through presenting a series of realized projects, amongst them the temporary public light scenography Temporary Beacons (for Fredrikstad). A work developed through a workshop with the Bachelor in Scenography students in 2016.
Artist, architect and scenographer Jakob Oredsson at Norwegian Theatre Akademy, Ostfold University college, will talk about how scenography can be a public dialogue. How scenographic work developed for public spaces can encourage new understandings of current conditions and expose potentials, in other words be active agents for change. In this sense, public scenographic interventions may be proposals for incentives, initiating dialogues towards possible futures.
This talk may be interesting for a local and varied audience in Fredrikstad as it is presented partially through a project previously realized in the city, while relating to current discourse on development of public spaces in cities.