IN SITU is the European platform for artistic creation in public space.

It is led by Lieux publics, European and national centre for artistic creation in public space, located in Marseille (FR). 

This year IN SITU celebrates its 20th anniversary in the midst of its current (UN)COMMON SPACES project. 

In 20 years, IN SITU supported 300 artists working outside conventional venues, brought together 31 partners from 21 countries and 18 languages, conducted 7 projects co-funded by the European commission, caught a rising interest with 1 million audience / year.


Thank you to all IN SITU former and current collaborators throughout the years and happy 20th anniversary to the network! 

Lieux Publics and the IN SITU partners deeply thank the European Commission for the continuous support.

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Conversations and reflections connecting artists with audiences, programmers and experts, feeding artistic creation and the network itself.

IN SITU Podcast — Episode 5 — S2


Nature : Art in an era of ecological emergency

How to connect with nature through art in public space? What is the role of performing art in building an ecological culture? How the emergence of new art formats connected to nature helps to change perspectives and shape positive change among local inhabitants? How to « use » art to educate, spread a message and raise awareness without instrumentalizing artists? And how create positive values and move away from guilt and towards a more proactive stance?

Going Visiting the River That Dried Up


Nana Francisca Schottländer in residency in Lieux Publics

What Tàrrega Has Taught Me About Death


Conversation with Anna Giribet i Argiles & Cristina Maldonado

Festival Fira Tarrega, Spain 

Signal from Dachstein


Putting an ear to the glacier

Festival La Strada | Graz, Austria

Letters from the Associate Citizen Philippe Stijn about Johannes Bellinkx's performances in Amsterdam

Associate Citizens

A feedback on experience!

IN SITU Podcast — Episode 4 — S2

Social justice

Social Justice : The challenge of being heard

What’s social justice in art in public space from different perspectives? How to address it and put right in imbalance ? How to represent everybody’s voice and include difference and diversity in artistic processes ? 

(UN)COMMON SPACES from a "citizen" point of view

Associate Citizens

Marius Grønning, Associated Citizen, Norway

IN SITU Podcast — Episode 3 — S2


Communities : What brings us together?

How to create a community through an artistic project? How to generate a group? From ephemeral to permanent community? What gather a community despite the differences?

IN SITU Podcast — Episode 2 — S2

Digital spaces

Digital spaces : what about digital realm as public space ?

What forms take digital art or performance in public space? How art is narrated through digital technology? How about to imagine digital space as public space? How to integrate digital technology in a site-specific creation? What about the potential of cultural and digital mediation in the creation of new urban public spaces ? Doesn't digital performance reinforce the individualistic side of our society?

IN SITU Podcast — Episode 1 — S2

Regeneration of places

Regeneration of places : a urban space to claim ?

How to build meaning in urban space ? How art in public space regenerates the city ? How to vitalize, create, claim and bring public space to life ? What are the risks and obstacles?  What’s relationship to public spaces ? What’s relation to politicians in charge ? to inhabitants ?

IN SITU Podcast — Episode 6 — S1

Digital spaces

Digital spaces: from dichotomy to reunion of virtual and real spaces

Digital spaces, from a dichotomy between virtual and real spaces to a vision where the two dimensions embrace each other ?What do we call digital spaces? A dimension beyond the real world? What's effects on us ? How do digital spaces coincide or enrich the physical spaces?How digital/technology based project enlarge the means to engage the audience ?

IN SITU Podcast — Pristina Special Episode

Cultural identity

An introduction to Kosovo cultural landscape

As part of the (UN)COMMON SPACES project, the Hot House - an event introducing 20 new emerging artists to the network - is being held in Pristina, Kosovo on April 2023.Our partner, the ODA Theater welcomes the Hot House, and its associated citizen, Lura Limani, writer, editor and researcher, to prepare a series of articles introducing participants and readers to the unique territory that is Pristina.Discover the history, artistic landscape and future of the Kosovar capital in a series of three articles, introduced in this conversation recorded in April 2023.

Forged in hardship: How artists survived and resisted in the segregated Kosovo of the ‘90s

Cultural identity

A conversation with Florent Mehmeti by Lura Limani

Theater director Florent Mehmeti recounts the fledgling underground arts scene in Prishtina and how it spurred his interest in public space.

C-ING — Word hybrids and deconstructing to construct again

Regeneration of places

Veronika Tzekova

Veronika Tzekova (AT), associate artist of La Strada under the (UN)COMMON SPACES project, takes us through her week-long residency and site-specific works for AUDIO IBRIDA at ZONA K in Milan, in October/December 2022.

IN SITU Podcast — Episode 5 — S1

Cultural identity

Cultural identity: from identity to inclusivity

How can we define cultural identity? How does it reflect with the work of a programmer, of an artist? How can we define inclusivity? What does it require?How to identify blind spots as artists and programmers?

IN SITU Podcast — Episode 4 — S1


Nature: from site-specific art to Nature/Artists interconnection

How has site-specific art evolved with time? How is the Human/Nature relationship built?How can Nature benefit from artistic experimentation? How can Nature and Artists interconnect?What can we do better?

Inside Sauf le Dimanche and Eléctrico 28 Exploratory Residency


Watch and read about a longer, deeper type of residency

In the fall of 2022, the artists Eléctrico 28 and Sauf le Dimanche gathered in Tàrrega, Spain  for an exploratory residency hosted by IN SITU's Partner FiraTàrrega. Responding to the associate artists' need to work more  process-based, to focus on research and exchange, their research laboratory is a telling example of a growing trend within the network.

IN SITU Podcast — Episode 3 — S1

Social justice

Social justice: "Artivism" in public space

"Artivism" what? Public space as a civil right? Art as a catalyst? Art in public space: which impact on society?

Kaleider's Tour Diary 2022


Seth Honnor

Seth Honnor, artistic director of Kaleider (UK) and associate artist of Freedom Festival under the (UN)COMMON SPACES project, shares with us part of his European tour through the IN SITU network. With various projects in diffusion ('PIG', 'Robot Selfie', 'The Money', 'The Time it Takes','Fish Mobile'), production and research ('Arch') Seth Honnor offers us an intimate behind the scenes glimpse of an IN SITU artist.

IN SITU Podcast — Episode 2 — S1


Communities: from inherited to participatory

What is a community? How practice can create communities? How can we facilitate connection?

IN SITU Podcast — Episode 1 — S1

Regeneration of places

Regeneration od places : a story of art and space

What is public space and how has it evolved? How can art transform this perception?

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Regeneration of places

Conversations on art and public space from the voices that do it

Artistic Acupunctures: a dialogue with the civil society

Cultural identity

Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

What is happening when you let nine artists explore nine European places, asking them to respond to social, cultural and urban local issues?In this podcast Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio, author of the "Acupuncture series", gives insights on the concept of this experimental artistic research project.


Regeneration of places

Live Talk Session

How to reclaim digital and physical public space? Working in public space today

How to connect art and sustainability?


Thomas Lamers

While we see numerous hot-topics emerge, questioning the relationship or even the responsibility that art should have in an evolution towards an inclusive and environmental-friendly society, where do artists and organisers stand? How to foster a holistic approach that can really make a difference?

Artistic Acupuncture, nine European territories under the artistic microscope

Regeneration of places

Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

"Let’s now open an imaginary window. What do we see? Is this how we imagine public space?"This final article written by Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio completes the entire series of nine articles about the Artistic Acupuncture missions that took place all over Europe.


Collaborations, reflection, conversations… the inside work necessary to keep the dialogue with European cultural policy makers and institutions.