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Strange spaces: A rationale for bringing art and artists into the planning process
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0693-5355
2011 (English)In: Planning Theory, ISSN 1473-0952, E-ISSN 1741-3052, Vol. 10, no 3, 213-238 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to offer a rationale for bringing art and artists into the planning process. Although there appears to exist a nascent interest in planner-artist collaborations in contemporary planning practice and research, accounts of such collaborations in planning literature are generally patchy and often under-theorized. In this article I argue that art and artistled activities can function as a powerful vehicle of communication in the planning process. The unique potential of planner-artist collaborations is based on the artistic licence that grants the artist a mandate to set the stage for an estrangement of that which is familiar and taken-for-granted, thus shifting frames of references and creating a radical potential for planning in a way that can be very difficult for planners to achieve on their own.

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Sage Publications , 2011. Vol. 10, no 3, 213-238 p.
Keyword [en]
Planning, artists, verfremdung, public sphere, stakeholders
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Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-31741DOI: 10.1177/1473095210389653ISI: 000292862700002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79958850812OAI: diva2:406159
QC 20110811Available from: 2011-10-31 Created: 2011-03-24 Last updated: 2011-10-31Bibliographically approved

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