Creative Placemaking: A Policy Linked to Art Theory

Thursday, 5 December 2019 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Anna Bogic
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The Centre on Governance presents:

Creative Placemaking: A Policy Linked to Art Theory

Cities engaging in cultural planning and in conversations about the role of the arts for their communities have been increasingly using the term “creative placemaking”. Analyzing the spread of creative placemaking in the United State, in this talk I offer insights about how American cultural policy operates and how it connects with art theory. First, I argue that creative placemaking is a policy created by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and explain the process of its development through the use of policy tools and multi-level governance. Second, I present three creative placemaking projects in Portland, OR to exemplify the local connections to a national policy and to illustrate their link to art theory. This illustration of the existing intersection between policy and art theory calls for further collaborations to enhance the overall vibrancy of a city.

Dr. Eleonora Redaelli is Associate Professor at University of Oregon and currently a Visiting Professor at the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa.

Light lunch will be served.