Tracing the associations between artists, planners and engineers with and within the materials of our environment, this book introduces the more than human relational theory of ‘art worlding’ as a way of coming to know our relational 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 way of knowing more than human relations, thus promoting the organic continuity between humans and environment. Methodologically innovative, the book traces the inter-relation of art as part of planning practice and integrates artistic practice as a mode of inquiry within planning research. It introduces a new paradigm for public art scholarship and practice that re-connects art and planning.
Art Worlding: Planning Relations will appeal to sociologists and social anthropologists with interests in art practice, as well as those working in the fields of urban and rural planning, urban regeneration and cultural management.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 From Public Art to Art-Planning
1.1 Pavements and Stuff
1.2 Growth, Participation and The Network
1.3 Art School Training
Chapter 2 What Practitioners Say About Practice
2.1 Methodological shift
2.2 Dualities in speech
2.3 Towards a new commissioning paradigm
Chapter 3 The office: Human Scale
3.1 The office laboratory
3.2 Tracing the mundane workaday
3.3 The social construction of construction
Chapter 4 Holy Island: Going Beyond
4.1 Experiential knowledge
4.2 Crossing the tide
4.3 Trans-actional knowing
Chapter 5 Kultivator: Comprehensive Activity
5.1 Work space building
5.2 Doing and undergoing farming work
5.3 Organic participation
Chapter 6 I used to Make Sculpture: A Language of Practice
6.1 Associated living
6.2 A Circular story
6.3 Happenings at the human scale
6.4 Happenings below the human scale
6.5 Art-Planning pragmatism
Julie Crawshaw is Senior Lecturer in Arts at Northumbria University, UK, and co-investigator of Creative Fuse North East.