Art Worlding: Planning Relations

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Tracing the associations between artists, planners and engineers with and
within the materials of our environment, this book introduces the relational
theory of ‘art worlding’ as a way of coming to know our organic continuity.
Through a series of ‘sculptural’ ethnographies of the making and doing of
art in urban and rural contexts, the author re-orientates the art-planning relationship in recognition of art practice as a mode if inquiry and way of knowing.

Methodologically innovative, the book traces public art as practice and integrates
artistic practice within planning research. Inspired by the classical pragmatism
of John Dewey the fieldwork illuminates the opportunity afforded by
the art planning relationship in understanding relational continuity at differing
scales. It introduces a new paradigm for the field of public art and for art and
planning practice more broadly.

Art Worlding: Planning Relations will appeal to
sociologists and social anthropologists with interests in art, as well as artists and
art scholars, and those working in the fields of urban and rural planning, urban
regeneration, art and ecology, curating, public art, and cultural management.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages148
ISBN (Electronic)9781003046752
ISBN (Print)9780367495695
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2022

Publication series

NameVisual Modernities


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