Deadline: 13 May 2017
More than 70 artists from different parts of the world have worked in the Artistic Laboratory of San Agustín- LASA since it was created in 2008. The organisers have invited artists, architects, scientists, musicians, actors, theater directors among others to work in the specific context that is San Agustín neighborhood, located in Havana city’s outskirts. These artistic projects carried out outside cultural institutions have increased people’s awareness of contemporary art. At the same time, the projects have turned the territory into an open air workshop where artists and the public interact with each other. Local inhabitants take part in the process of creative activity and improve the research about the neighborhood’s identity in order to promote its cultural life.
After exploring the context of San Agustín neighborhood through a series of artistic projects related to senses, the organisers try to get into local inhabitants by means of a research based on psychology, specifically based on Abraham Maslow’s study; hence the name PUBLIC SESSIONS.