|Title||The Docklands Community Poster Project and other creative approaches to regeneration|
The presentation contributes to a session on good practice and key challenges to participatory approaches to regeneration and cultural engagement through a European lens. I outline the work of the Docklands Community Poster Project and raise issues of community-led practice, the importance of collaboration rather than participation in these circumstances, and the adaptation of lessons learned through cultural activism to other areas of social engagement through the arts. I signal the opportunities offered by emerging technologies for collective creative production and ownership of ‘place’, and give current examples of where communities have re-taken responsibility for their environment.
|Keywords||art practice, regeneration, social engagement, community-led, Docklands Community Poster Project, cultural activism, ownership of place, environment|
|Conference||Top down meets bottom up in post-industrial regeneration: Good practice and challenges in participatory approaches to community engagement in city planning|
|Completed||20 Jan 2017|