Histories of participation, value and governance symposium

Histories of participation, value and governance symposium 23 April 2015, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester

Understanding Everyday Participation held this event to stimulate valuable debate among researchers and practitioners. The symposium involved brief presentations on discrete history projects which have been undertaken as part of the UEP project. fThere will also be an opening session delivered by Mark O’Neill, Director of Policy and Research, Glasgow Life and a closing plenary debate.

The symposium will invite a conversation in relation to three inter-related thematic histories:

POLITICAL DISCOURSES OF PARTICIPATION AND VALUE – will trace the long-run intellectual history of cultural participation, examining its links with ideas of civic engagement and community well being and prosperity

CULTURE AND GOVERNANCE – will examine the historical role of location and measurement as a co-ordinate of cultural policy and investment

COMMUNITY, PARTICIPATION AND CULTURAL POLICY – will develop an historical perspective on changing understandings and uses of the term ‘community’ in relation to cultural practices and policy.


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A film of the plenary session, together with audio and powerpoints of the presentations from the symposium will be made available by way of the UEP website in due course

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