Call for papers, “A Sense of Place” – 6 August 2017

The University of Bedfordshire welcomes proposals for a conference - with policymakers in local and regional government, artists and academics through a discussion of the impact of art practice on a sense of place.

The University of Bedfordshire welcomes proposals for: talks, papers, presentations, case studies, performance events, policy interventions, workshops and exhibitions of practice. A Sense of Place encourages a variety of topic contributions including but not restricted to: public arts, site-specific and sited creative practice, cultural entrepreneurship, theories of placemaking as process and philosophy, artists and regeneration/gentrification, cultural policy, ecology of place, inter- and multi-collaborative practices, community/inclusive practices and identity, architecture and public space, urban studies and urban informatics. The Strategic Vision for Luton includes an ambition to seek City of Culture status in 2025 and papers that reflect on the placemaking impact of achieving City of Culture, or of the impact