The article is centred on consideration of the need to create knowledgeable connections between public art and urban and regional planning. The reasons are sought in a series of issues ranging from the inadequacy of some disciplinary tools in interacting with the complexity of contemporary life to the long path taken which in the past has already seen art mix with social practices and the construction of the city. The accent is placed on the value that may lie in the use of ‘sensitive’ languages able to ‘bind’ artistic, social and urban planning practices together. If various artists are working today to reinvent artistic action, immersed in everyday practices to create spaces for relationships to activate creative production processes in urban space, what then might this action mean from the viewpoint of planning?
Keywords: Artistic practices; urban space; urban planning.