Figures of Speech – Art-based research on a child’s right to the city



  • 22 June 2023–23 June 2023 Rennes, Frankreich


Urban Space, Architecture, Interventionist Art, Art in Public Space


Every third child in Vienna lives with the risk of poverty an exclusion. When concerned with socio-spatial questions of socio-economically disadvantaged children, researchers, social workers and political actors tend to focus on deprived neighborhoods. This PhD-project aims to understand everyday spaces of marginalized children in a privileged district of Vienna. How do they experience, appropriate and co-create urban spaces in this setting? Talking about space is difficult (Löw 2018: Vom Raum aus die Stadt denken). In co-research settings with young and stigmatized people it is even more important to develop shared means of communication. Therefor different art-based methods have been developed for empirical practice in group and one-to-one sessions. “Figures of speech” uses 3D-Scanning and DIY-3D technology to navigate and capture individual places of importance, enabling and empowering children to position themselves in the city beyond social attributions.

Title of Event

“Attention, please!” High Stakes and Emergencies: Interdisciplinary Methodologies for Creative Research on Public Space


CAPS - Creative approaches to public space , Université Rennes 2 , Ecole européenne d’art de Bretagne



  • Rennes, Frankreich
  • Rennes
  • Frankreich
Published By: Korinna Lindinger | Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien | Publication Date: 27 June 2023, 10:06 | Edit Date: 08 February 2024, 14:30