- public art + people
- can art change the way people feel about their community?
- can public art be something that is already there?
- can public art make people feel safer?
people's guide book to folkestone
Folkestone / June 2011
"There are definite advantages to staying in the same spot for long periods of time. Partly you accrue information in a very slow, natural way, and partly you can see how the place breathes and changes. There's no way of being disturbed just by novelty."
Iain Sinclair - Psychogeography
As one of the 19 international artists chosen for Folkestone Triennial 2011, Strange Cargo are producing Everywhere Means Something to Someone by becoming cartographers, mapping the town horizontally and vertically.
Change is inevitable and should be embraced, but acknowledging the depth of people's attachment to places is equally important; distinctiveness authenticates a place, and this characteristic should remain integral to development and regeneration.