[ISEA2017] Artists Talk: Wendy Ann Mansilla & Andrew Perkis — Adressaparken: a multi-use Playspace

Artists Statement

We conceptualize place beyond the domain of architecture or planning per se, invoking instead
a more flexible and user-driven orientation towards space. Learning from the cultures of the
counter-establishment and remix innovations in art and digital media, we invoke the idea of
“Multi-use Playspaces”, a public space facility exploring technological infrastructures, mobile
technologies and materials, and placemaking community interactions that are designed to be
freely extensible.
Multi-use Playspaces aim to spark creativity and engagement through the cultivation of robust
forms of play, learning, and engagement in public space. Here, we present our design-led
development process in creating an exemplar Multi-use Playspace in the Adressaparken public
park in Trondheim, Norway.

  • Wendy Ann Mansilla & Andrew Perkis, Norway