Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships
Public Art and the City 2013:
Art In/On the Landscape
The Symposium’s Keynote Presentation will be delivered by Mary Miss who has founded the City as Living Laboratory, which provides a framework for making issues of social and environmental sustainability tangible through collaboration and the arts. Trained as a sculptor, her work creates situations emphasizing a site’s history, its ecology, or aspects of the environment that have gone unnoticed.
- Morning panelists will discuss recent public art projects in St. Louis, Nashville, and Long Beach, Calif. The featured artists have created or managed works in outdoor settings such as vacant city lots, flooded waterfronts and alongside urban waterways. Dan Jones, chairman and CEO of 21st Century Parks, will give the luncheon talk about the Parklands of Floyds Fork urban parks system project. The afternoon roundtable session about perspectives on public art will feature U of L professors discussing sacred sites in a global perspective, environmental history, urban planning and mapping as a tool to understand landscape.
About the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships
The Center for Arts and Culture Partnership Initiative is a master plan whose mission collaboratively enhances learning and research opportunities for UofL faculty, staff and students through programmatic initiatives that facilitates access to the university’s intellectual capital through programs, shared endeavors and resources of its arts, cultural and historical partners for the enhancement of these partnership institutions, the University community and our greater metropolitan community. The Center is a manifestation of the University’s metropolitan mission to foster engagement in the diverse cultural communities in a multidimensional, collaborative, mutually, beneficial partnerships facilitates access and collaboration of their intellectual capital in order to create more richly varied educational experiences that enhance educational and cultural competencies for participation in a democratic society and lifelong learning.
The Center serves the entire University, while this initiative is located in the College of Arts and Sciences, programmatic initiatives range from workshops for arts and cultural partners, an annual symposium on aspects on the history of Louisville, research projects engagements with that reflect the customs, oral histories, emigrational traditions of the diverse cultures and ethnic populations in our metropolitan communities, conferences, art and cultural exhibitions, oral histories and other partnership activities.
UofL has a dedication to its role and a citizen to improve all aspects in the lives of Kentuckiana’a citizens and the University community.