Creativity, Social Inclusion and Community Approaches to Regeneration 3

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme: Geographies of Access: Inclusion and Pathways
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:20 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 35
Organizers: Nicholas Wise, Julie Clark
Chairs: Nicholas Wise

Call for Submissions

Creativity, Social inclusion and Community Approaches to Regeneration (In Person Session)

This session invites theoretical and empirical papers that engage with the use of creative practices in place-based or virtual community building and regeneration.

Keywords: community; social inclusion; regeneration; culture; arts; events; policy; place making; creative methods; virtual community.

Community, sense of community, and community development practices have long been topics of academic debate. Critical geography has confronted naïve conceptualisations of community placemaking, as well as highlighting top-down policy initiatives that have ranged from the paternalistic to pathologizing the communities that they claim to serve.

Creative place-making practices are playing an increasingly important role in local urban communities, especially as people look for innovative ways of tackling contemporary challenges brought on by a global pandemic, economic austerity and policies that limit mobility. From coping with lockdown and economic stresses, to in-migration or out-migration, grassroots approaches to building community and supporting social inclusion encompass the spectrum of physical and virtual cultural activities, drawing on music, traditional crafts, open studios and public art projects, as well as arts and cultural events. In parallel, there is considerable research and policy engagement with asset-based approaches and arts-based methods as inclusive means of supporting place-based or virtual community activity. However, while community engagement with creative practices in regeneration may express identity, build a sense of inclusion or support positive health and wellbeing, they are by no means unproblematic.

This call welcomes theoretical and empirical papers contributing to critical debates on, but not restricted to:

• Creativity and community inclusion
• Creative practices in regeneration and community building
• Virtual and place-based community activities and initiatives
• Critical debates concerning placemaking (top-down/planning agendas) and place-making (bottom-up/grassroots movements) on community development
• The arts, community and identity
• Creative practices and social inclusion
• Policy and the arts in regeneration
• Grassroots-driven regeneration initiatives
• Asset-based community development

Please forward abstracts of up to 250 words to Nick Wise (nick.wise@asu.edu) and Cc Julie Clark (julie.clark@uws.ac.uk).


Description

Creativity, Social inclusion and Community Approaches to Regeneration

This session invites theoretical and empirical papers that engage with the use of creative practices in place-based or virtual community building and regeneration.

Keywords: community; social inclusion; regeneration; culture; arts; events; policy; place making; creative methods; virtual community.

Community, sense of community, and community development practices have long been topics of academic debate. Critical geography has confronted naïve conceptualisations of community placemaking, as well as highlighting top-down policy initiatives that have ranged from the paternalistic to pathologizing the communities that they claim to serve.

Creative place-making practices are playing an increasingly important role in local urban communities, especially as people look for innovative ways of tackling contemporary challenges brought on by a global pandemic, economic austerity and policies that limit mobility. From coping with lockdown and economic stresses, to in-migration or out-migration, grassroots approaches to building community and supporting social inclusion encompass the spectrum of physical and virtual cultural activities, drawing on music, traditional crafts, open studios and public art projects, as well as arts and cultural events. In parallel, there is considerable research and policy engagement with asset-based approaches and arts-based methods as inclusive means of supporting place-based or virtual community activity. However, while community engagement with creative practices in regeneration may express identity, build a sense of inclusion or support positive health and wellbeing, they are by no means unproblematic.

This call welcomes theoretical and empirical papers contributing to critical debates on, but not restricted to:

• Creativity and community inclusion
• Creative practices in regeneration and community building
• Virtual and place-based community activities and initiatives
• Critical debates concerning placemaking (top-down/planning agendas) and place-making (bottom-up/grassroots movements) on community development
• The arts, community and identity
• Creative practices and social inclusion
• Policy and the arts in regeneration
• Grassroots-driven regeneration initiatives
• Asset-based community development

Please forward abstracts of up to 250 words to Nick Wise (nick.wise@asu.edu) and Cc Julie Clark (julie.clark@uws.ac.uk).


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Nicholas Wise*, , Jelena Đurkin Badurina, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Marko Perić, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Resident perceptions of urban place-making amid event-led regeneration: Planning and preparing for Rijeka 2020 15 3:05 PM
Presenter Tianjie Zhang, Tianjin University, Jing Su*, Tianjin University, Digital Innovation of Heritage Image Perception from the Perspective of Media Geography: A Lesson from Beijing International Light and Shadow Art Season 15 3:20 PM
Presenter Tianjie Zhang, Tianjin University, Min Wei*, Tianjin University, An Analysis of the Online Image of Tianjin Cultural Heritage Sites Based on Short Videos: The Cycle of Multiple Construction and Perception 15 3:35 PM
Presenter Qiutong Ye*, Tianjin University, Tianjie Zhang, Tianjin University, Tourists' Cultural Perception of Heritage Sites Based on Theory of Social Space: A lesson from the View-of-Heaven in Beijing's Temple of Heaven Sacrificial Culture 15 3:50 PM
Presenter Nathalia Santos Ocasio*, , The Handstitched Art of Social Transformation: A Look at the Role of Textile Art in Chile’s Political Upheaval (2019-2020) 15 4:05 PM

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