Seminar: Arts Based Regeneration and Community Engagement in Contested Spaces

Seminar: Arts Based Regeneration and Community Engagement in Contested Spaces

Arts Based Regeneration and Community Engagement in Contested Spaces
 
Prof. Kerstin Mey
 
Taking the development of a public art strategy for West Belfast as a case study, the seminar will look at art-based regeneration approaches. It will explore ways of working with communities in contested spaces. Of particular interest are the methods and tools for community engagement, the facilitation of active participation and co-production, the role and modus operandi of the facilitator(s and the wider stakeholder engagement.
 
Wednesday April 10th, 1pm - F1030
 
 
Recommended reading: Francois Matarasso: A Restless Art: https://arestlessart.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/2019-a-restless-art.pdf
 
Kersten Mey is Professor of Visual Culture and Vice President Academic Affairs and Student Engagement at University of Limerick. Her research is concerned with practices of meaning making in contemporary and c. 20th art and culture. Her inquiries are concerned with art as research, with the relationship between cultural practices and identity formation, with the relationship between art making, documentation and archives, and with the exploration of cross-disciplinary connectivities. She is particularly interested in participatory and socially engaged modes of creative engagement and public pedagogies more generally. 
 
Seminar Convened by Dr. Martin J. Power, Course Director, MA in Sociology (Youth, Community and Social Regeneration)