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dc.contributor.authorRühse, Viola
dc.identifier.citationRühse, V. (2014). Park fiction - a participatory artistic park project. North Street Review: Arts and Visual Culture, 17, pp. 35-46.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe extraordinary green recreational area Park Fiction was proposed, planned, and established by a group of artists, residents, and local institutions in Hamburg from 1994 until 2005. The project was financially supported with public funds from the programme Art in Public Spaces sponsored by the Hamburg Department of Culture. The special combination of art and social work of the group has been seen as an important one and was honoured with an invitation to present Park Fiction at the documenta 11 in 2002. The basic conditions and the main phases of the eleven year history of the project are outlined in the text. Difficulties and helpful conditions are analysed. Special regard is given to the combination of social work and art in the project. The significance of the project for the careers of the project members is also taken into account. At the end, the subtle instrumentalisation of the park within the gentrification process of Hamburg is considered.en_US
dc.publisherSchool of Art History, University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofNorth Street Review: Arts and Visual Cultureen_US
dc.rightsCopyright (c) The author(s). This is an open access article published in North Street Review. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Licence (
dc.subjectPublic Arten_US
dc.subjectSocio-critical arten_US
dc.subjectContemporary arten_US
dc.subjectArt of the 1990sen_US
dc.subjectGarden designen_US
dc.titlePark fiction - a participatory artistic park projecten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
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dc.statusPeer revieweden_US

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