public space + people
Everyone is enriched by the days when everything stops - rifts in the everyday goings-on in public spaces are an important imposition as they change people's habitual behaviour, making them stop and refocus on who they share their outside spaces with.
Strange Cargo devise opportunities to celebrate our communities, offer new perspectives by transforming public space and challenge notions of public space and community. Our work in public spaces is designed to reconnect people with a sense of community and their part in a bigger society. Our streets and concourses are often seen as the domain of commerce, the car or the state but highly visible cultural celebrations, and activities in the public realm, remind us we all play a part in our neighbourhoods.
Creating art for our towns and cities helps foster a sense of ownership and engagement, necessary for healthy vibrant public spaces, and increased participation.