Installations urbaines et modification des ambiances. Etude de cas à Mons, capitale européenne de la culture en 2015

Noemie Lago

Keywords: public spaces, urban art, ambiances, Mons 2015

This research relates urban installations deployed in public spaces of Mons during its title of European Capital of Culture in 2015. Beyond the objectives of the Mons 2015 Foundation, how do people perceive these installations? Do they influence their daily walks? According to our field surveys, the majority of facilities are well received by people. They fit into the spaces by adding a significant dimension that enchants spaces. However, some monumental installations crystallize critics. They are seen as Mons 2015 communication tools and not at the service of spaces and people.