Second research workshop: Higher education, communities and cultural regeneration
University of Brighton – 10th April 2013
The workshop examines how higher education institutions contribute to local socio-cultural and economic regeneration through processes, initiatives and projects which involve cultural and creative elements or strategies. It will explore the effects of these partnerships and consider how projects involving higher education institutions and local cultural and regeneration partners might re-shape local communities and economies in both positive and negative ways, for example, through gentrification. It will explore how local communities are engaged within the process, the roles they play, and the relationships, tensions and exchanges of knowledge between higher education, local communities and policy makers in the practice of regeneration. It will also look at the impact of higher education intervention in local regeneration from economic, social and skills perspectives.
Programme and Outcomes
10th April 2013, University of Brighton (Board Room, Grand Parade Building, Faculty of Arts)
9.30 – 10.00 Registration & Welcome
Place, culture and regeneration: the role of Higher education
10.00 – 11.00 Jim Byford (Wired Sussex) and Jonathan Sapsed (University of Brighton) Lighting the Brighton Fuse
David O’Brien (City University) and Peter Campbell (University of Liverpool) Constructing the city of culture: contingency, culpability and a case worth £800 million
11.30 – 12.15 Keynote speaker: Paul Benneworth (Center for Higher
Education Policy Studies, University of Twente, the Netherlands)
Tensions in university-community engagement: creative economy, urban regeneration and social justice.
12.15 – 1.00 Keynote speaker: Kim Yasuda (Professor of spatial
studies in the Art Department at University of California, Santa Barbara
& Imagining America) An Architecture of Inclusion: IA as
Institutional Intermediary in the Transformation of Higher Education.
1.00 – 1.45 Lunch Break
Students, social entrepreneurship and clusters: the role of education.
1.45 – 3.15
Student Identities in New Spaces of Higher Education Mandy Curtis (University of Brighton)
Social Entrepreneurs as Cultural Producers: Return on investment of entrepreneurs in creative and cultural social
enterprise. John Parman (Birmingham City University)
Unfused: Between the arts and technology communities in Brighton's digital clusters. Georgina Voss (University of
3.15– 3.30 Coffee Break
Spaces, experimentation and engagement: case
3.30 – 4.30
The Sorting Office: Creative Spaces for Creative People. Paul Spencer (University of Winchester)
Prosper - Discoveries from the shores of experimentation and collaboration. Martin Heaney (MAP Consortium Associate & Lecturer in Applied Drama, University of Canterbury Christ Church)
The Religious Lives of Young British Sikhs: A reflection on community engagement through Collaborative Doctoral Award. Jasjit Singh (University of Leeds)
4.30 Closing remarks
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Call for Papers
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Dr. Paul Benneworth
Paul Benneworth is a senior researcher at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. His research concerns the relationships between higher education and society, and in understanding the ways in which higher education institutions (HEIs) as complex institutional forms interact with societal sub-systems and communities. His research in this area has been funded by a range of governments and research councils, including the OECD, the ESRC, RCUK, the European Commission, and the Norwegian Research Council. From 2010-2012 he led the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) ERA-NET funded project “Measuring the public value of arts and humanities research” (HERAVALUE) which focused on understanding the ways in which arts and humanities research influenced societal development processes. Paul is also the editor of the volume Universities’ engagement with excluded communities (Springer, 2013).
Prof. Kim Yasuda
Kim Yasuda is a visual artist and professor of spatial studies in the Art Department at University of California, Santa Barbara. She has served as department chair and is currently co-director of the multi-campus research unit, the U.C. Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA). The UCIRA serves as a major platform for presenting, discussing and advocating for the arts-centered research across the 10-campus U.C. system. Its expanded mission supports active and embedded scholarship models that work transitively through multi-agency partnerships and geographic settings outside the conventional teaching, studio, gallery, museum or performance contexts.
In the past 5 years, Yasuda has activated university teaching with her public arts research and creative administration, developing initiatives that forge partnerships between academic environs and the local/regional communities in which they are situated. She is co-principal investigator of Imagining America’s Community Knowledge Collaboratory, and serves on the National Advisory Board’s Strategic Planning Committee. Find out more about Imagining America