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Urban Public Space as a Didactic Platform: Raising Awareness of Climate Change through Experiencing Arts

Department of Interior Architecture, Gachon University, Seongnam-si 13120, Korea
Academic Editors: Carmela Cucuzzella, Jean-Pierre Chupin and Cynthia Hammond
Sustainability 2021, 13(5), 2915; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052915
Received: 15 February 2021 / Revised: 3 March 2021 / Accepted: 5 March 2021 / Published: 8 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Eco-Didactic Art, Design, and Architecture in the Public Realm)
This paper investigates the meanings of urban public space, both as a didactic platform and as a way to spread awareness of climate change through art. What are the roles of public space? How do artworks intervene in urban public space? How can public art contribute to “sustainability” issues? I have argued that the intervention of art in urban public space offers effective ways of developing climate change art, which is understood to be an educator. Public space can be categorized into three different types: everyday, social, and symbolic spaces. These can be used as a platform for opening discussion and learning about the increased issues of the global crisis in contemporary society. I have drawn upon the representative case studies about climate change to explore how they intervene in urban public space and how they engage viewers to spread awareness, which is one of the fundamental aspects of this paper. It also stimulates viewers’ perceptions and awareness of a more sustainable future through phenomenological and emotional experiences. Thus, this paper contributes to the understanding and knowledge of the relationship between art and public space with respect to raising awareness about climate change and considering how art intervenes in urban public space to create an eco-didactic platform. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change art; urban public space; experience; emotion; eco-didactic climate change art; urban public space; experience; emotion; eco-didactic
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Lee, K. Urban Public Space as a Didactic Platform: Raising Awareness of Climate Change through Experiencing Arts. Sustainability 2021, 13, 2915. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052915

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