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Developing a Sense of Place

The Role of the Arts in Regenerating Communities

by Tamara Ashley, Alexis Weedon

Developing a Sense of Place

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Book Description

How do cultural planners and policymakers work through the arts to create communities? What do artists need to build a sense of place in their community? To discuss these issues, Developing a Sense of Place brings together new models and case studies, each drawn from a specific geographical or socio-cultural context.

Selected for their lasting effect in their local community, the case studies explore new models for opening up the relationship between the university and its regional partners, explicitly connecting creative, critical and theoretical approaches to civic development. The volume has three sections: Case Studies of Place-Making; Models and Methods for Developing Place-Making Through the Arts; and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Place and Contested Identities. The sections cover regions in the UK such as Bedford, East Anglia, Edinburgh, Manchester, London, Plymouth and Wakefield, and internationally in countries such as Brazil, Turkey and Zimbabwe.

Developing a Sense of Place offers a range of viewpoints from, for example, the arts strategist, the academic, the practice-researcher and the artist. Through its innovative models, from performing arts to architectural design, the volume will serve the needs and interests of 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 undergraduate and postgraduate level.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Developing a Sense of Place ebook for free in PDF format (32.7 MB).

Table of Contents

Section 1
Case studies of place-making
Chapter 1
Eastern Angles: A sense of place on stage
Chapter 2
Lesson drawing and community engagement: The experience of Take A Part in Plymouth
Chapter 3
Raising the Barr
Chapter 4
Interview with E17 Art Trail directors Laura Kerry and Morag McGuire
Section 2
Models and methods for developing place-making through the arts
Chapter 5
A model for university - town partnership in the arts: TestBeds
Chapter 6
The Beam archive, Wakefield
Chapter 7
This Is Not My House: Notes on film-making, photography and my father
Chapter 8
Notions of place in relation to freelance arts careers: A study into the work of independent dancers
Section 3
Multidisciplinary approaches to place and contested identities
Chapter 9
Performing places: Carnival, culture and the performance of contested national identities
Chapter 10
A sense of place: From experience to language, from the Polish traveller through a Spanish saint to an adaptation of a Zimba
Chapter 11
The EU migrant: Britain's sense of place in English newspaper journalism
Chapter 12
Rethinking the photographic studio as a politicised space
Chapter 13
Creative routine and dichotomies of space
Chapter 14
Doing things differently: Contested identity across Manchester's arts culture quarters
Chapter 15
First, second and third: Exploring Soja's Thirdspace theory in relation to everyday arts and culture for young people
Chapter 16
A sense of play: (Re)animating place through recreational distance running
Chapter 17
Shiftless Shuffle from Luton: An interview with Perry Louis

Book Details

Developing a Sense of Place
UCL Press
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
32.7 MB

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