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The role of arts practice and expression in the resilience of rural communities in coastal areas

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This talk sets out Gwenda’s PhD which is just getting underway. It was presenteed at Workshop 3 of the The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and AHRC Humanities Research Networking and Exchange Scheme; ‘“Between the Tides”. Comparative arts and humanities approaches to living with(in) intertidal landscapes in UK & the Netherlands. Learning from those who live and work with complexity, change and fragility’ on 23rd Oct “103 in Windmill Hill City Farm, Bristol UK.

The project is led by Dr Owain Jones of CCRI with Dr. Bettina van Hoven Department of Cultural Geography, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen. Gwenda’s PhD is one of the exciting outcomes of this research network.

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The role of arts practice and expression in the resilience of rural communities in coastal areas

  1. 1. The role of arts practice and expression in the resilience of rural communities in coastal areas. A case study of the Frisian Wadden Area. Gwenda van der Vaart 23 October 2013
  2. 2. Research topic  Rural areas face several challenges What role can arts practice and expression play in  enhancing the resilience of rural communities in coastal areas?    Resilience: Community’s ability to meet future challenges, to survive and to flourish in interconnected social, economic and environmental terms despite risk and adversity Sustainability, quality of life, ‘future proofing’ communities Cultural side: sense of place, social capital
  3. 3. Research topic Art; social and interpersonal skills, selfexpression, capacity building, empowerment, networking opportunities, etc.  Often associated with ability to indicate and generate social capital “features of social organization, such as networks, norms, and trust, that facilitate coordination and cooperation to mutual benefit” Putnam (1995: 67)  Connections among individuals / interactions  Enhances social cooperation, improves the quality of life 
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  5. 5. Research area  Geographic focus: Lytse Bouhoeke, in the Frisian Wadden area
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  10. 10. What do YOU think?
  11. 11. Thank you for your attention!

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