City Mobilities is an intensive workshop model and series of one-day temporary art events that foster new ideas about the way participants access, move and engage within the City of Adelaide’s public spaces. Over one year, 28 participants from visual arts, performance, architecture, urban planning, and social sciences will be invited to research various city spaces and develop a series of conceptual and physical responses as part of three studio and site-based workshops. These workshops will explore visual, design and performance making methods to highlight, question and re-negotiate the importance of individual participation in public space. They will offer the diverse participants a nurturing and fertile space to share, learn, create, and exchange ideas, skills and processes, opening up new ways of thinking, doing and making in a collaborative and collegial gathering.

City Mobilities has been conceived and will be led by South Australian professionals Tom Borgas and OSCA Artistic Director Paul Gazzola in partnership with The Mill. These workshops are a precursor to the development of a longer collaborative public art project planned over the next two years.

City Mobilities is a part of a partnership with the City of Adelaide 2020-2021 Cultural Strategic Partnerships Opportunity 5.2: New Experiences, New audiences, New ideas.

Initial workshops in this series took place in 2020 at The Mill Breakout Space and city streets with 14 emerging and established SA artists.