How can partnerships with artists and culture bearers help build and preserve affordable housing in innovative, authentic, and equitable ways? Join researchers and facilitators from ArtPlace America to explore and contribute to an emerging body of research and practice regarding the role of arts and culture in building affordable housing and equitable, sustainable, and healthy communities. Artistic practice can often be seen as too abstract to include in housing projects - or only valuable for aesthetic improvement - but this course will demonstrate that cultural work can be a critical tool needed to raise awareness regarding housing challenges, bring neighbors together, and organize successful housing policy wins in a community. Through case study exploration and workshopping, participants will learn how to partner with artists and culture bearers, conceptualize creative projects, incorporate culturally relevant design elements into their projects, and workshop other tangible skills related to collaborative practice. Featured case studies will illustrate how arts and cultural strategies can help to build better and more culturally responsive affordable housing, enact anti-displacement strategies in weak and strong market neighborhoods, develop regenerative practices for geographies lacking basic infrastructure, and more.
Community and Neighborhood Revitalization Professional Certificate Program: APPLIED COMPETENCIES COURSE