The sudden health crisis left cities empty, write Catrin Hâf Feron and Andrea Marsili. Interactions, surrounding awareness, connections and the space for future unfoldings reduced drastically and the urban public spaces underwent a deep reorganisation. Feron and Marsili argue that in the process of rethinking and reinhabiting cities again public art has become the catalyser, facilitating meetings, inspiring innovations and imagining beyond.
Catrin Hâf Feron is a research master student at Maastricht University. She moved to The Netherlands after earning a first class (hons) VFX degree in the United Kingdom. Now, she uses her knowledge of creative technology to guide her research into broader fields with a keen focus on health technology.
Andrea Marsili is a research master student at Maastricht University. After a degree in Art Studies and Cultural Policy (cum laude) focusing on public art, his research turned to investigate how culture transforms the state of things: be it culture-led urban regeneration, contemporary art practices or community and urban development.