CHEAD annual conference 2016

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As trustee and member of board, contributed to CHEAD Annual Conference organisation and delivery including chairing sessions, presenting a session ( art and design research ).
Conference theme: ART SCHOOL – LOCATION – AGENCY
With the decline of physical constraints on cities and communities in recent decades, creativity has become the principal driving force in the growth and development of cities, regions, and nations. [Florida, 2005]
Henri Lefebrve predicted that the future of art is urban whilst Stuart Hall summed up postmodernism as ‘modernism in the streets’— the arts and the city seem to go hand in hand. The city has become established as the site of art, its production, distribution, acquisition and consumption and, indeed, a key framework of reference.
In the 20th century, the metropolitan environments of New York, London, Berlin or Shanghai were considered to be the site of the most dynamic cultural exchanges, the home of cultural industries alongside economic focus and growth. The incessant and accelerated shift of global populations from rural to urban areas which has led to the emergence of super cities like Mexico City, Tokyo, Delhi, or the megapolis of the Pearl Delta River, crystalizes the growing importance of urban spaces for the creative economy. Urbanisation has shaped mainstream arts education from the founding of Royal Academies and their Schools based on the models of the Ancient Athens to the Schools of Design situated in the large manufacturing city centres of the UK. Where does this leave the regions, its university campuses, art schools and other creative and education communities?
Period16 Mar 201618 Mar 2016
Event typeConference
LocationBath, United KingdomShow on map