books of the month join us on facebook
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Arts in Place The Arts, the Urban and Social Practice by Cara (University of Brighton, UK) Courage
  

Synopsis

Arts in Place The Arts, the Urban and Social Practice by Cara (University of Brighton, UK) Courage

This interdisciplinary book explores the role of art in placemaking in urban environments, analysing how artists and communities use arts to improve their quality of life. It explores the concept of social practice placemaking, where artists and community members are seen as equal experts in the process. Drawing on examples of local level projects from the USA and Europe, the book explores the impact of these projects on the people involved, on their relationship to the place around them, and on city policy and planning practice. Case studies include Art Tunnel Smithfield, Dublin, an outdoor art gallery and community space in an impoverished area of the city; The Drawing Shed, London, a contemporary arts practice operating in housing estates and parks in Walthamstow; and Big Car, Indianapolis, an arts organisation operating across the whole of this Midwest city. This book offers a timely contribution, bridging the gap between cultural studies and placemaking. It will be of interest to scholars, students and practitioners working in geography, urban studies, architecture, planning, sociology, cultural studies and the arts.

About the Author

Cara Courage is an arts and urban researcher, curator and commentator. She completed her PhD at the University of Brighton, UK, and has an urban arts career spanning over fifteen years, with her own arts-based placemaking practice and specialism in public engagement in the built environment.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

16th February 2017

Author

Cara (University of Brighton, UK) Courage

More books by Cara (University of Brighton, UK) Courage
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Hardback
228 pages

Categories

The arts: general issues
Urban communities
Human geography

ISBN

9781138962637

Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.

Carol Peace

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

Lovereading tells me about new books before they hit the shelves, lets me find other authors I may like and has great prize draws!

Sheila Dale

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools