Mark
What is Public Space?
A Conditional Survey








Public space1 is very hard to define in the present state of our society. Most spaces we consider public are either owned by private companies or governmental establishments. In an attempt to understand how others describe and depict these spaces I created this pop-up conditional survey. This survey is a traveling questionnaire intended to capture the diverse range of what public space means to the individual. This traveling workshop would run for three months in various spaces throughout the country to capture a diverse range of participation.

This installation was made of a 24.5" x 39" table with applied vinyl conditions and various tools.2 The survey conditions were:
1) Ten minutes in duration.
2) With one of the materials provided draw public space.
3) Describe the public space.

1. Public Space, as defined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is an area or place that is open and accessible to all peoples, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age or socio-economic level.


2 The various materials provided in the What is Public Space? survey:

A)  Orange Paper Shapes

B) Orange Colored Pencil

C) Black Micron 0.5 Pen

D) Orange Double-Sided Marker

E) DAS Modeling Clay