ART IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT VISBORG
The Region of Gotland is planning for residential areas and related activities in the former regimental area Visborg, south of the island’s main city Visby. BAC was commissioned in April 2019 to be the artistic leader in the Region of Gotland’s Art in Urban Development Project Visborg in collaboration with Public Art Agency Sweden.The Region of Gotland seeks to develop working methods for the inclusion of art in urban planning projects in order to find new perspectives on planning processes and the areas than otherwise expected. The work with art as part of the planning process will therefore be based on artistic studies, dialogues and physical and material experiments that precedes the actual development of the new city district.
The invited artists; Ingela Ihrman, Juri Markkula and Gediminas and Nomeda Urbonas have now begun their research in Visborg.