Public art and urban regeneration: advocacy, claims and critical debates

Hall, Tim R and Robertson, Iain J (2001) Public art and urban regeneration: advocacy, claims and critical debates. Landscape Research, 26 (1). pp. 5-26. doi:10.1080/01426390120024457

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Public art has been increasingly advocated on the basis of a series of supposed contributions to urban regeneration since the 1980s. A wide range of advocates have claimed that public art can help develop senses of identity, develop senses of place, contribute to civic identity, address community needs, tackle social exclusion, possess educational value and promote social change. However, these claims have been subject to very little serious evaluation. This paper critically reviews these claims along with salient theoretical critiques of public art's contributions to urban regeneration. It concludes by raising questions that might frame a research agenda for public art within this context.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public Art; Urban Regeneration; Advocacy; Evaluation; Critique
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 11:04
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2023 12:22

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