AAG 2016

I am off at the end of the month to attend the American Association of Geographers annual conference in San Francisco, co-convening two sessions, Creative Placemaking and Beyond: Continuing and re-invigorating the arts-led conversation, with Anita McKeown from NCAD, Dublin. 

This is the State-side continuation of a conversation started at the Royal Geographical Society annual meeting in London, 2015, on the same. We are honoured to be joined in San Francisco by a cohort of international colleagues and as Discussant, by Ann Markusen, University of Minnesota, who along with Anne Gadwa, wrote the Creative Placemaking Whitepaper for the National Endowment for the Arts in 2010.  

Our sessions are billed on the opening day of conference and sponsored by the AAG Cultural Geography Specialty Group. Schedule information for both sessions can be found below and venue details for Part 1 here, and Part 2, here

Creative Placemaking and Beyond: Continuing and re-invigorating the arts-led conversation (part 1) 

Torange Khonsari, PHD student - public works Ltd and London Metropolitan University, Temporary architecture as a contemporary typology for place making

Peter Rundkvist, Business Region Göteborg and Michael Landzelius, University of Gothenburg, Chalmers, Creative Placemaking and Urban Social Cohesion

Margo Handwerker, University of California, Los Angeles, Creative Placemaking in Rural Areas

Luísa Alpalhão, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London, [ outros espaços ] a critical view on the participatory process for the physical and social transformation of neglected urban spaces in Beja's Housing Estate, Portugal

Stephen Pritchard - Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Place Guarding: Social Practice as Direct Action Rather Than Gentrification

Creative Placemaking and Beyond: Continuing and Re-invigorating the Arts-led Conversation Part 2 

Dominc Walker, University of Exeter, Agency in the public realm: learning from Critical Art Ensemble

Dr Sarah Barns, University of Western Sydney, Arrivals and Departures: Public space, public collections, and public contests over Sydney's waterfront history

Shauta Marsh, Co-founder/Curator - Big Car Collaborative and Jim Walker, Executive Director, Big Car Collaborative, On the importance of engagement, collaboration and bringing art to people in placemaking

Eje Kim, Gyeongin National University of Education, The condition of creative placemaking through public art: Critical reflections on Anyang Public Art Project in S. Korea

 Discussant: Ann Markusen, University of Minnesota