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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Community Art Methods and Practices: A Model for a More Human-Centered and Culturally Sensitive Historic Preservation Practice
by Ferry, Sabrina Bestor, M.S., University of Oregon, 2018, 91; 10751665
Abstract (Summary)

A growing number of Community Artists are doing work with potential relevance to the field of historic preservation. They have seen a need for action in low-income communities and communities of color that are losing their historic, physical, and social character through dilapidation, redevelopment, and displacement. These artists have found nontraditional ways to bolster communities while preserving neighborhood buildings, histories, and social structures. This thesis analyzes three community art case studies as a means to evaluate changes proposed to our current preservation system by leaders in historic preservation concerned with issues of equity and social justice. This study finds that these projects offer many useful examples for preservationists interested in better serving underrepresented communities through the field of historic preservation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Buckley, James, Goodman, Anna
School: University of Oregon
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program: Historic Preservation
School Location: United States -- Oregon
Source: MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts, Architecture, Urban planning
Keywords: Community art, Gates, Theaster, Guyton, Tyree, Historic preservation, Lowe, Rick, Social practice art
Publication Number: 10751665
ISBN: 978-0-355-85906-5
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