Talk delivered at Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore, 27-28 March 2012.
Public/common space, community, ecology, arts, management, state, city, community, sustainability, democracy, freedom.
My talk will be in three parts. The first will try to make a distinction between the state and the community, and between the public and the common. The second will discuss limitations of both and tries to explain the risks that we are facing, illustrated with the problem of consumption in and of the city within the perspective of (ecological) sustainability. The last will ask questions about what arts can do, and how we should manage arts within such problem set.