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Katya Robin observes the language of public spaces, our ambivalence with these structures. Her cross-media works reflect common sayings and assumed knowledge. Research-based practice reveals abstruse historical and culture associations. Her research and participatory art project, Hexopolis, observes urban geometry, linking this with social access. Angry and articulate about access.

Introducing Hexopolis

13 December 2014


I am leading a project called HEXOPOLIS.  This is an invented term, assembled from ancient Greek: HEX meaning 6 -OPOLIS meaning city-state, run by its citizens. Hexopolis is a long-term research and participatory art project about engagement within urban life. Using the hexagon as a framework, the project considers and promotes fresh appreciation of urban living. It is a development of my artist's book' Charter Square Sheffield Rising' which links the now decaying 1960...

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