Inspired by the Austrian philosopher Otto Neurath’s statement from the 1920s, Words divide, pictures unite, and his vision to democratize communication through creating a common visual language, we investigate how visuality can brigde the gaps between people with different cultural and social backgrounds.
KVA(M) NO is a artistic research project where the goal was to develop new forms of identity programs for places, by using the resources of the place, taking the challenges seriously and with emphasis on democracy. Research fellow project in the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, completed in 2011.
The Creative Centre for Fluid Territories:
People, Places, Processes (CCFT) is a group of artists, architects, designers and cultural theorists from England, Scotland, Norway, Cyprus and Lithuania, whose practices, individually (and collectively), seek to consider the nature and value of space and spaces, public as well as, marginal. CCFT’s approach is both theoretical, focused on such topics as the aesthetics, cultural archaeology and representation (historical and current) of space and place, and practical in the consideration of how public and marginal spaces might actually be represented and transformed through human engagement and interaction. Core to the Centre’s research is the belief that culture (whether defined in the terms of community, place or landscape) should not be reduced to a state of homogeneity, but should be allowed to express difference as a dynamic aspect of positive exchange.