What is the role of the arts in the city?

This special issue aims to contribute to this literature addressing this question by calling for original papers that will empirically examine or conceptually extend our understanding of the connections between the arts and the city. The special issue will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines and present case studies from diverse geographical settings. In exploring how cities around the world have framed and used the arts both overtly and more subtly, this special issue will contribute to debates focused on:

  1. Analyzing how the arts are defined in specific projects in cities around the world
  2. Considering the contributions of the arts and creativity to urban revitalization and placemaking;
  3. Probing the complexity of the arts, including considering any negative impacts the use of art may have on place identity;
  4. Examining the role of the arts and culture in building equitable communities and robust local economies.

Guest Editors: Eleonora Redaelli, Associate Professor, University of Oregon and Deborah Stevenson, Professor, Western Sydney University.

Interested authors should submit their manuscript first to the guest editors by email (redaelli@uoregon.edu) by November 15, 2019.

For more information: https://juablog.com/2019/08/06/call-for-papers-journal-of-urban-affairs-jua-special-issue-the-arts-and-the-city/