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[Commlist] new issue Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation published - Failures in Cultural Participation

Fri Oct 02 13:53:33 GMT 2020

Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation

Vol 7 No 2 (2020): Failures in Cultural Participation

This special issue of Conjunctions is edited by Leila Jancovich and David Stevenson. It explores how cultural participation policies, projects, and practices could be improved through recognising the pervasiveness of past failures. The issue thereby attempts to challenge existing narratives of unqualified success by offering alternative narratives that consider failure from different perspectives and at different points in the design and implementation of cultural participation policies and projects. In doing so it highlights the extent to which success and failure coexist and the richness of insight that comes from considering both. This matters because it is only such open and honest critical reflection that has the potential to facilitate the social learning needed for those who can exert the most power in the cultural sector to acknowledge the extent of the structural change required for cultural participation to be supported more equitably.

Editorial / Introduction

Editorial Cultural Participation: Stories of Success, Histories of Failure
    Leila Jancovich, David Stevenson

Peer Reviewed Research Articles: Theme Section

    The Politics of Participation in Cultural Policy Making
    Elysia Lechelt, Malaika Cunningham

Symbolic Implementation of Cultural Participation Programmes The Case of Panama's 500-year Fund
    Javier Stanziola, Claire Nevache

Too Big to Fail? The Framing and Interpretation of ‘Success’/‘Failure’ in Cultural Participation Policy: A Case Study
    Mark Rimmer

    Drumming up an Audience When Spectacle Becomes Failure
    Lawrence Bradby, Judith Stewart

    Green Aspirations and (Un)sustainable Detours
    Ditte Holm

Talking, Walking and Making in Cheetham Park Reflecting on Everyday Participation as a Method and the Failure of an Interdisciplinary Commons
    Abigail Gilmore, Luciana Lang

Redefining Failure The Value of Refusal in Participatory Arts in the Paris Banlieue
    Sarah J. Harper

Unfinished Business Performative Interviews as a Method for Expressing Failure in the Socially Engaged Art Job
    Sophie Hope

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