Developing a Sense of Place

The Role of the Arts in Regenerating Communities

Edited by Tamara Ashley and Alexis Weedon

Developing a Sense of Place

Edited by Tamara Ashley and Alexis Weedon

Distributed for UCL Press

322 pages | 19 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9781787357761 Will Publish March 2021 For sale in North America only
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9781787357822 Will Publish March 2021 For sale in North America only
Cultural planners, artists, and policy makers must work through the arts to create communities—and a place within them. Developing a Sense of Place brings together a series of case studies and success stories drawn from a different geographical or sociocultural contexts. Selected for their lasting effect in their local community, the case studies explore new models for opening up the relationship between universities and their surrounding regions, explicitly connecting creative, critical, and theoretical approaches to civic development. The studies cover various regions in the UK, and also areas in Brazil, Turkey, and Zimbabwe.
 
Developing a Sense of Place offers a range of viewpoints, including those of the arts strategist, the academic, the practice-researcher, and the artist. Through its innovative models, from performing arts to architectural design, the book serves diverse interests, such as the arts and cultural policy managers, master planners, and arts workers, as well as students of human geography, cultural planning, business and the creative industries, and arts administration, at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
 
Contents
Foreword Hedley Roberts Introduction: Sensing Place, A Moment to Reflect Tamara Ashley Context for Each Section Alexis WeedonSection 1: Case Studies of Place-Making 1. Eastern Angles: A Sense of Place on StageIvan Cutting    2. Lesson Drawing and Community Engagement: The Experience of Take A Part in Plymouth Kim Wide and Rory Shand 3. Raising the Barr Sanna Wicks    4. Interview with E17 art trail directors: Laura Kerry and Morag McGuire Alexis WeedonSection 2: Models and Methods for Developing Place-Making Through the Arts 5. A Model for University-Town Partnership in the Arts: TestBeds Emma Payneand Alexis Weedon 6. The Beam Archive, Wakefield Kerry Harker 7. This Is Not My House: Notes on Filmmaking and my Father David Jackson 8. Notions of Place in Relation to Freelance Arts Careers: A study into the Work of Independent Dancers Imogen Aujla and Rachel FarrerSection 3: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Place and Contested Identities 9. ‘Performing Places’: Carnival, Culture and the Performance of Contested National Identities Jon Croose 10. The Place of the Other in a Postcolonial Encounter Agnieszka Piotrowska 11. The EU Migrant: Britain’s Sense of Place in English Newspaper Journalism Paul Rowinski 12. Entangled Objects: Exploring the Visual Habitus of Transcultural Photography Caroline Molloy            13. Creative Routine and Dichotomies of Space Philip Miles 14. Doing Things Differently:  Contested Identity across Manchester’s Arts Culture Quarters Peter Atkinson 15. First, Second and Third: Exploring Soja’s Thirdspace Theory in Relation to Everyday Arts and Culture for Young People Steph Meskell-Brocken            16. A Sense of Play: The Construction of Place in Recreational Distance Running Kieran Holland          17. Shiftless Shuffle to Luton: Interview with Perry Louis Jane Carr        Index
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