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Iowa City’s PATV is merging with Public Space One

After 40 years of bringing Iowa City community-based television programming, Channel 18 will go dark, as Public Access Television (PATV) heads in a new direction. PATV is merging with another long-time local cultural institution, Public Space One (PS1) to “form one, integrated non-profit organization designed to provide enhanced community access to a wide variety of media, digital production, and creative support services across Johnson County,” according to written statement issued by the two organizations on Wednesday. […]

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Public Space One to relocate to ‘a home for possibilities’ in Iowa City’s Northside for fall 2019

Formalized at the Aug. 6 City of Iowa City council meeting, PS1 has made the purchase of two historical homes on Gilbert Street, in the heart of the Northside neighborhood, bringing it out of the basement (of the Wesley Center on Dubuque Street) and into the light. […]

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Public Space One’s Sweet 16 auction ends Jan. 26

One of a kind art of all media for all ages can be found this week at Public Space One, nestled in the the basement of the Wesley Center on North Dubuque Street in Iowa City. As part of their Sweet 16 birthday celebration, Public Space One (PS1) opened their gallery doors for public viewing […]

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Public Space One celebrates 16 years of making art ‘radically accessible’

Public Space One, also known as PS1, evokes the idea of the commons, a venerable tradition that allows all members of a society to have access to the same materials and spaces. “The name has always struck me as challenge,” said John Engelbrecht, PS1 director. […]

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Public Space One event aims to end rape culture

Not In My Community: Music To Destroy Rape Culture! Public Space One — Mon. Apr. 11, 6-10 p.m. End Street Harassment Iowa City, in collaboration with other community organizations, will be hosting an evening of music, poetry, bystander training and other activities as part of an international effort to combat gender-based violence, Monday at Public Space One. […]

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