THE CULTURAL ECONOMIES OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE CATALYSTS
Roles and impacts of art and architecture in regional regeneration.
Art and architecture are increasingly recognised as cultural and economic catalysts. The research includes documenting and analysing salient strategies employed by the Kumamoto Artpolis Program, and subsequent art and architecture programs that endeavour to revitalise regional areas. A series of Japanese case study investigations, set within a broad international context, provide provocative exemplars for academics, administrators and practitioners around the world.
Publications in this area include:
2011, Kumamoto Artpolis: Stimulating architectural audiences and cultures, AUDIENCE: Proceedings of the 28th International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 07/07/2011-10/07/2011, SAHANZ, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-14.
2006, Kumamoto's Artopolis: Mediating Globalization with Architectural Publicity, International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture, Kyoto 2006. Proceedings I, 8 December 2006 - 11 December 2006, Executive Committee of the International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 609-618.
MADA researchers from varied backgrounds, including professional artists, designers, architects and theorists, work together to produce vibrant, innovative, creative research that addresses the social, economic and human issues facing Australia.