International Journal of Art & Design Education

Crossing the Line

Volume 19.3   2000



The paper charts the progress of the ‘Window Sills’ project in Exeter, UK, which brings together artists, art students, cultural organisations, and the community in a plan for urban renewal. Seeking to loosen boundaries, it uses the idea of ‘third space’ to question the notion of public and private space, using the city’s and its river’s constant changes as an analogy. The window and the window sill become the interface where the project seeks a transformational act in the lives of those involved by locating the experience in the local and the personal, although the implications cross much wider boundaries.