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dc.contributor.author McQuilten, G
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-02T14:09:08Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-02T14:09:08Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-02
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/11443
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the potential role of art-based social enterprises in contributing to sustainable urban development. It considers the examples of two social enterprises on opposite sides of the globe, and with contrasting relations to the “urban”; the Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle in the heart of inner-city Melbourne, Australia and Dzidefo Women’s Cooperative which traverses the rural context of Kpando, Ghana, with urban markets in Africa and the USA. Both enterprises use the vehicle of art to create opportunities for communities facing economic and social hardship. This paper approaches the field of social enterprise with a cross-disciplinary perspective that combines empirical, art historical and cultural studies methodologies to provide a deeper and more nuanced understanding of how communities manage the complexities of simultaneously pursuing economic, artistic and social development goals. At the point of rapid growth in this field, it considers the conditions for success, and potential risks, of art-based social enterprises in different geographic and urban contexts internationally. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject art, cities, development, social enterprise en_US
dc.title Art, Cities and Social Enterprise en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.year 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.conference Second International Urban Design Conference on Cities, People and Places ICCPP- 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.place Colombo en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos p. 182-193 en_US
dc.identifier.email grace.mcquilten@rmit.edu.au en_US


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