This secondment focused on the role that place-based arts can play in bringing about positive change in social, political and environmental domains.
The objectives were to:
 share knowledge and experience of innovative approaches to arts in the public realm
 investigate how place-based arts are embedded in urban regeneration policies and practices
 explore the potential of place-based initiatives for shaping sustainable futures.
These overarching objectives will be pursued through two key activities:
First, a human-centred design methodology that had been earlier mobilised at ‘Reclaim Creativity! Arts in the Public Realm’ Summer Academy in London (21-27 June 2017) was interrogated as a tool for designing place-based arts initiatives.
Second, a case study of selected hybrid arts-ecological initiatives across Paris examined how temporary uses of space can help us reimagine ways of living and being in a city and shape a more sustainable urbanism of the future.
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