[NAME OF PAGE IS COMMON GROUNDS]

**About: Can urban art find antidotes to urban insecurity? Can experiments in co-living and co-creation shed light on ways to promote coexistence on a wider scale?

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Common Grounds, a MATZA X Edgelands public art intervention, was our shared experiment in co-living and co-creation in the first months of 2022. For 3 weeks, artists from 3 different countries (Colombia, Switzerland, and Kenya -- all the countries in which we have planned pop-ups for 2022) embarked on an experiment of co-living, co-creation, and co-design on the theme of urban insecurity and the social contract.

Following on the heels of Te Estamos Grabando (our recent research sprint on Medellín’s use of surveillance technologies), artists probed similar questions about how surveillance technologies shape the social contracts of the cities they are present in. Artists used the sprint participants’ final output -- a manifesto students wrote which outlines their vision for inclusive, transparent security policy as a starting place in their art process, thus linking our prior research work to this mode of public art.

Common Grounds Artists

[NAME IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, VIDEO INTERVIEW —> on youtube, PHOTOS OF ART WORKS]

Sara Arango, Colombia

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Felipe Castelblanco, Colombia

Onyis Martin, Kenya

Ogutu Muraya, Kenya

Margarita Pineda, Colombia

Valentina Pini, Switzerland

Sandrine Pelletier, Switzerland

Angélica Teuta, Colombia

Tatiana Zambrano, Colombia