Working in Public

Evaluation for Working in Public, a project of On the Edge, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

‘The practices in the field of art and social engagement are multi-disciplinary, collaborative and composite. The art works involve multiple variations of practices, processes and publics. The talents involved extend beyond those of conventional arts education, into areas like conflict resolution, mediation, ethics, cultural power and ecological understanding.

Working in Public, a collaborative, cross-sectoral project was an ambitious, novel and comprehensive engagement with the field. It exemplified the theoretical arguments, and, as ground-level experience, provided evidence from which assess what higher education can offer as a method and structure for progressing art in the public realm’.

The evaluation was commissioned by Professor Anne Douglas.…