Sustainability implications of textile graffiti in public spaces
Emma Arnold has written the chapter "Sustainability implications of textile graffiti in public spaces" in the collection Animation of Public Space through the Arts.
Textile graffiti is a form of public art linked to the recent resurgence in textile crafts. Textile graffiti includes interventions such as yarn bombing in which artists install knit or crochet works into the urban landscape. Such installations may have a variety of implications from highlighting urban blight to providing insight on the historically masculine nature of urban planning.
How can innovative artistic animation of public spaces contribute to building more sustainable cities?
Artistic practices, interventions in shared public space, and public engagement strategies can catalyze public participation to the urgent task of transforming our cities and communities into more sustainable places. This international collection features insights from artists and others working with artistic processes in the public realm on issues of socio-cultural and community change, (re)attachment to place and environment, and re-envisioning and understanding anew one’s surroundings and circumstances. The articles present a rich array of multidisciplinary and practice-based knowledge about artistic interventions to engage the public as active collaborators; to animate public spaces to foster encounter, dialogue, and social cohesion; and to build individual and collective capacities and renewed foundations from which to develop more sustainable, socially and place-connected, and resilient cities.