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Developing a Sense of Place

The Role of the Arts in Regenerating Communities

Distributed for UCL Press

Developing a Sense of Place

The Role of the Arts in Regenerating Communities

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.

322 pages | 19 halftones | 6.14 x 9.21 | © 2020

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Table of Contents

"List of figures

List of tables

Notes on contributors

Foreword by Hedley Roberts


Introduction: Sensing place, a moment to reflect

Tamara Ashley and Alexis Weedon

Section 1: Case studies of place-making

1. Eastern Angles: A sense of place on stage

Ivan 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 Weedon

Section 2: Models and methods for developing place-making through the arts

5. A model for university–town partnership in the arts: TestBeds

Emma-Rose Payne and Alexis Weedon

6. The Beam archive, Wakefield

Kerry Harker

7. This Is Not My House: Notes on film-making, photography and my father

David Jackson

8. Notions of place in relation to freelance arts careers: A study into the work of independent dancers

Rachel Farrer and Imogen Aujla

Section 3: Multidisciplinary approaches to place and contested identities

9. Performing places: Carnival, culture and the performance of contested national identities

Jonathan Croose

10. A sense of place: From experience to language, from the Polish traveller through a Spanish saint to an adaptation of a Zimbabwean play

Agnieszka Piotrowska

11. The EU migrant: Britain’s sense of place in English newspaper journalism

Paul Rowinski

12. Rethinking the photographic studio as a politicised space

Caroline Molloy

13. Creative routine and dichotomies of space

Philip Mile

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: (Re)animating place through recreational distance running

Kieran Holland

17. Shiftless Shuffle from Luton: An interview with Perry Louis

Jane Carr

Afterword by Tamara Ashley and Alexis Weedon

Index "

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