“Public art projects alone are not going to transform cities but they can signal new ways of doing things. Our cities, especially in the ‘south’, are hard places for the majority of people. But they are also exciting, creative and hopeful places. Art can work to highlight what is wrong, what is right and what is possible in our cities.”
Rike Sitas is a partner in Dala, a not-for-profit organisation that believes in creating safe, non-elitist and liveable public spaces. She is also initiating a Public Culture City Lab with the African Centre for Cities.