ABOUT CURATING CITIES
Curating Cities is a project that examines how the arts can generate and promote environmentally-beneficial behavioural change and influence the development of green infrastructure in urban environments. Based on the concept of curating as caring for space and deploying art to this effect, the project places creative disciplines at the heart of the planning process. It proposes curating as a method for solving practical urban issues of sustainability. Drawing on current examples in Sydney and around the world, Curating Cities will assess the ongoing and potential contribution of public art to eco-sustainable development and benefits to Sydney and cities in general.
Curating Cities is an Australian Research Council ARC funded Linkage project led by Professors Jill Bennett and Richard Goodwin, and Chief Curator Felicity Fenner of the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA) at the University of New South Wales’ College of Fine Arts. Linkage Partners: City of Sydney, Object: Australian Centre for Design and Carbon Arts. Research Team: Jill Bennett, Felicity Fenner, Richard Goodwin, Jodie Newcombe, Adrian Parr, Margaret Farmer and Kerry Thomas.