1st Edition

Arts and Culture in Global Development Practice
Expression, Identity and Empowerment

Edited By

Cindy Maguire


Ann Holt

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ISBN 9780367708375
March 3, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
248 Pages 81 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores the role that arts and culture can play in supporting global international development.

The book argues that arts and culture are fundamental to human development, and can bring considerable positive results for helping to empower communities and provide new ways of looking at social transformation. Whilst most literature addresses culture in abstract terms, this book focuses on practice-based, collective, community-focused, sustainability-minded, and capacity-building examples of arts and development. The book draws on case studies from around the world, investigating the different ways practitioners are imagining or defining the role of arts and culture in Belize, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Kosovo, Malawi, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, and Western Sahara refugee camps in Algeria. The book highlights the importance of situated practice, asking what questions or concerns practitioners have, inviting a dialogic sharing of resources and possibilities across different contexts.

Seeking to highlight practices and conversations outside normative frameworks of understanding, this book will be a breath of fresh air to practitioners, policy makers, students and researchers from across the fields of global development, social work, art therapy, and visual and performing arts education.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Bringing forth human expression, forming identity, and empowering communities through arts and culture: Who defines it? Who is it for? Who gets to do it?, Dr. Ann Holt and Dr. Cindy Maguire  Chapter 1 A Temple of Art in the Middle of the Desert: Reflections on Creating Motif Art Studio and the Role of Art in The Sahrawi Refugee Camps, Mohamed Sleiman Labat  Chapter 2. A Painted Conversation: Narratives in Community-Based Mural Making Processes, Dr. Natalia Pilato  Chapter 3 Ojos Que Sienten: Changing the Narrative of Seeing through Sensory Photography, Gina Badenoch  Chapter 4 Turning higher education hierarchies inside-out: Sticky encounters in co-designing a community centre using multi-modal interventions, Dr. Kim Berman and Professor Boitumelo Kembo-Tolo  Chapter 5 Creative Teaching through Solidarity Networks in the Saharawi Refugee Camps, Danielle V. B. Smith and Dr. Violeta Ruano  Chapter 6 Healing and Education Through the arts: A HEART-based Approach, Dr. Girija Kaimal, Sara Hommel, Dr. Lauren Pisani, and Jonathan Seiden  Chapter 7 Cultivating Black diasporic memories and communities through community archiving, Dr. Desiree Rochat  Chapter 8 Cross-cultural Collaborations through the Lens of Art Therapy: Sri Lanka, Emilija Mecelicaite and Janine Simpson  Chapter 9 The Arts and Creative Education as Resistance and Renewal: Kosovo, Refki Gollopeni  Chapter 10 Authentic and Ethical Fashion Design Guided by the Heart, Alexia Sobrado  Chapter 11 Bridging Communities through Innovation: Art, Design and Entrepreneurship COPE NYC, Vida Sabbaghi  Chapter 12 Feminist Art and Education: Facilitating a Cross-Cultural Exchange: U.S.-China Art Summit, Dr. Karen Keifer-Boyd and Xinxin Guo  Chapter 13 Moving the Margins in Malawi: Culturally Responsive Art Education for Girls, Dr. Darden Bradshaw and Dr. Novea McIntosh

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Cindy Maguire, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Art & Design Education at Adelphi University. She also co-directors ArtsAction Group, an community-based collective of arts educators, art therapists, artist teachers, and educators committed to facilitating arts and education initiatives with young people in conflict-affected environments.

Ann Holt, Ph.D., is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art & Design Education at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and an Adjunct Professor of Art & Design Education at Adelphi University, USA. She also serves as advisor to ArtsAction Group.