Despite falling crime rates, the popular perception remains that it is not safe to go out after dark in 2168. If people are not going out after dark, how do they socialise? How do local businesses thrive? And how can communities organise, celebrate and feel safe?
The Motion Room is bringing four artistic residencies to 2168, each of which activate public spaces to promote their use, including after dusk. We are activating public spaces (performance, lighting, installation) to influence their use, to encourage the public to inhabit them, & to ask locals what they desire in public space.
We are exploring how public spaces can be accessible for a longer period at night, facilitating both increased business activity and opportunity for people to meet, socialise and participate in public life.