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Cultural Research Seminar: Creative place-making

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Southampton Solent University

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Cultural Research Seminar

Creative place-making: Repurposing railway arches and transforming a tea factory

Presented by
Dr Daniel Ashton (Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton)
Jennifer Anyan (Solent University)

Facilitator
Dr Toby Bennett (Solent University)

This research seminar will be relevant to anyone with an interest in urban arts practice, local regeneration, and cultural policy.

In 2016, The Guardian published an article on the ‘10 of the best industrial-chic spaces worldwide’. This list included a Lyon dockland regenerated into an arts and music space, and a car manufacturing industrial complex in Detroit transformed into a creative village. Since a high point of interest in the mid-2000s, culture-led urban regeneration has been the sustained focus of industry, policy, academic and activist analysis. Whilst this approach continues to underpin planning proposals and attract policy praise, there are a number of well-developed critiques.

This presentation explores the culture-led urban regeneration of industrial sites in the UK with examples from the Bristol, Leamington Spa and Southampton areas. In doing so, the presentation will argue for the importance of existing creative industries entrepreneurial activities in the development and evaluation of ‘future’ projects.

Jennifer Anyan will introduce the session with an overview of some current research activities Solent is engaged in regarding regional creative clusters and local cultural development.

Please join us afterward to continue the conversation at Mettricks café, Guildhall Place.


Biographies

Daniel Ashton is programme leader for Global Media Management at Winchester School of Art. His research has concerned digital media technologies, creative industries labour and policy, and participatory cultures. He is the co-editor, with Caitriona Noonan, of Cultural Work and Higher Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); and co-runs the Transforming Creativities Research Group at Winchester, with Seth Giddings.

Jennifer Anyan is Head of Media and Fashion Styling in the School of Art, Design and Fashion. As member of Southampton Cultural Development Trust she also working to create a coherent and compelling cultural narrative for Southampton.


About the Cultural Research Seminar series

The Cultural Research Seminars are a series of invited lectures, discussion spaces and networking opportunities. They are envisaged to become a regular addition to the institutional calendar. Speakers will be invited from universities across the UK to share recent research and work in progress with the Solent research community.

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