Reimagining place through art

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Reimagining place: How can artists improve places and the quality of life for people who live there?

This dialogue will explore the role that artists can play in finding creative solutions to challenges faced in both urban and rural settings.

Artists can have the creative potential to look at the places we live in from new perspectives and unexpected angles. They can often (re) imagine a place and see possibilities for improving a physical space or bringing communities together in ways that are not immediately obvious. Their artistic responses can strengthen a sense of place and identities associated with it.

So how can artists do this? What’s the process of working with a community in this way? Who do they collaborate with and how? How do they identify the needs of a place or community and translate this through an artwork? How do they know if they’ve had a positive impact?

These questions and more will be discussed through this informal event at South Block, a creative workspace hub managed by award-winning social enterprise, Wasps Studios.

We will hear from two leading artists, Matt Baker and Peter McCaughey, who have worked at the heart of places that are undergoing some kind of change, whether that be reconstruction, regeneration or reinvention.

Contributors: This dialogue is being convened by the Social Innovation League, a new group for anyone who is interested in innovative ideas, people and products that are bringing about positive social change across all areas of life. Debuting at this festival, the league will host informal get-togethers and events that build, inspire and connect like-minded people who want to make a difference in our world today.

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