Public Space is the mirror of society and the stage for cultural exchange. This is where we meet, eat, party, play, protest and clash. With the ‘We Love Public Space’ Festival (WLPS) we celebrate public space and pay tribute to everyone who is involved in making the city.
The ‘We Love Public Space’ Festival has free admission. Everyone who cares about public space is welcome: whether you are a visual artist, a designer or an urban ecologist.
Festival theme: Tomorrow is Now!
The theme of this edition of the WLPS Festival is ‘Tomorrow is Now!’. We will discuss those developments that are crucial for the future design and use of public space. For example the growing influence of technology (Smart City), the need for creative solutions for the climate-resilient city and the crucial role of public space as a meeting place. How do city makers deal with these trends? Which methods and strategies do they develop and use to achieve their goals?
The lectures, workshops and performances are programmed simultaneously at an inspiring location that is representative for the Festival. This year the location is the ZoHo quarter, one of the most active city maker areas in the Netherlands.
Photo: Stijn Brakkee