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Art Network North East asked me to write an article, responding to a ‘cultural placemaking’ brief.

My proposal would be to remove all advertising from a designated zone in the city and replace it with artworks and interventions made by local artists, which would enable us to reimagine the role that art and public space plays in our lives.

You can read the full article here.

It is the first in a series of five articles that have asked artists and curators, including Joanne Coates, Michaela Wetherell, Will Hughes and Kitty McKay.

Thanks to Adam Pugh for inviting me to write the piece.