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04-16-2007, 09:47 AM
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BLACK URBANISM AT THE GLA

RE-VISIONING BLACK URBANISM

Re-Visioning Black Urbanism is a new research initiative being developed
at the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths College by Paul
Goodwin. The project will explore new modes of inhabiting,
imagining and making cities from progressive black and culturally diverse
perspectives.

SEMINARS AT CITY HALL:
"Regeneration: Challenges of Black Urbanism", a collaboration between CUCR
and Capacity Global, is an innovative series of seminars exploring issues
around regeneration, culture and environment in London and their impact on
black and minority ethnic communities.

The next seminar is:

"Regeneration and Culture: is cultural diversity the key to the urban
renaissance?"

Starts: 14:00 - 20 April 2007 | Ends: 16:00 - 20 April 2007

Location: City Hall, Greater London Authority, The Queen's Walk, More
London, SE1 2AA (nearest tube London Bridge).

Cost: This event is free and open to the public.

Culture and cultural industries have been central to strategies of urban
regeneration since at least the 1980s. Support for cultural and artistic
communities; public art commissions; development of 'cultural quarters'
and 'cultural planning' are common place strategies in run down inner city
areas.

* How have these initiatives related specifically to BME communities?
* Have the diverse contributions of BME cultures to the 'renaissance' of
urban culture in British cities been fully recognized and acknowledged?
* Do we need new tools for understanding and accessing the cultural
innovations of marginal(ised) communities?

Chair:
Bonnie Greer, Writer and Broadcaster.

Panel:
Dr Gus Casely-Hayford, Director, Institute for International Visual Arts
(inIVA), newly appointed as Executive Director, Arts Strategy at the Arts
Council of England

Michael Keith, professor of sociology and director of the Centre for Urban
and Community Research, Goldsmiths College

Munira Mirza, writer on multiculturalism and urban regeneration.

This event is organised by the Centre for Urban and Community Research
(CUCR), Goldsmiths, University of London and Capacity Global.

For further details

E-mail: Paul Goodwin, Series Convenor - p.goodwin@gold.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7919 7390
Web: http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/cucr/html/news.html



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::paul goodwin::
associate research fellow
centre for urban and community research
goldsmiths
university of london
new cross
london SE14 6NW
tel. +44(0)207 919 7390 (office)
tel. +44(0)7931 760283 (mobile)
fax. +44(0)207 919 7383
email. p.goodwin@gold.ac.uk


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