Over the last twenty years, there has been significant urban art and community cultural development activity around the world. These initiatives led the way in engaging more artists in urban development – with a relevance to place and community. Urban art has at times been the vehicle for strong political statement both on national and local issues, and as a mechanism through which local history can be told as a place-making tool.
In Australia over the last few years, governments at a state and local level have been active in the development of public art and cultural policy. In 2001 the Adelaide City Council adopted a new Public Art Policy and the Queensland Government has a 2% for art policy, Art Built-in.
The next Urban Design Forum (No 64) will be guest-edited by Carol Atwell and Richard Brecknock. Both Carol and Richard have been active in promoting the role of culture in the built environment through policy, planning and projects. They will bring together a range of articles from practitioners and theorists from across the country to explore cultural planning and the integration of art in urban design projects by governments and the private sector.
If you would like to contribute, send the editors an email on email@example.com
Also in UDFQ 63: September 2003:
- Rob Cowan visiting Australia
- UD strengthened at RMIT University
- Urban Design a must for Kiwi Architecture students
- Who wants an Urban Design education?
- Urban designers – then and now
- A student perspective on outcomes
- MUDD at University of New South Wales
- Urbanism in SEQ
- MUD at Melbourne University
- Urban design at Sydney University
- The art of asking questions
- Urban design laboratory
- Urban Design Forum meets RMIT