Contradictions in Participatory Public Art

Placemaking as an Instrument of Urban Cultural Policy

Hjørdis Brandrup Kortbek

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Resumé

This article addresses the current focus within urban cultural policy on using art as a tool in urban development. Based on theories of participation, democracy and public art, the article sets out to investigate critically the concept of placemaking. The discussion is based on an analysis of the public art project, Placemaking that took place during 2015 in eight municipalities around Copenhagen in Denmark. I argue that, when used as a tool in urban development, participatory public art engenders contradictory encounters. These encounters challenge the cultural political effort to democratise art and culture.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftThe Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society
Vol/bind49
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)30-44
ISSN1063-2921
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019

Fingeraftryk

cultural policy
art
urban development
Denmark
municipality
democracy
participation

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