Creative Placemaking Minor
Creative Placemaking leverages the power of arts, culture and creativity to support vibrant and sustainable communities.
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Minor in Creative Placemaking
The new creative placemaking minor, which started in fall 2022 as a collaboration between the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (MAPP) and the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU), is part of the university’s Arts for All initiative. The program imbues students with expertise that allows them to advance a community’s vision and nurture vibrant, socially responsive and just places.Requirements and Application
Student and Faculty Projects
Both students and faculty engage in place-based projects in partnership with local creatives, culture bearers and knowledge keepers.
In the creative placemaking studios, students employ techniques like mural design, storytelling, pop-up installations, public events and performance to advance a community’s vision and nurture vibrant, socially responsive and just places.Projects
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Director and Architecture Lead: Ronit Eisenbach, Professor, MAPP
Studio Art Lead: Brandon Donahue, Assistant Professor, Art, ARHU
MAPP Advisor: Jordan Fields
ARHU Advisor: Paula F. NadlerContact email@example.com
A collaboration between the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and the College of Arts and Humanities.
Students in this interdisciplinary minor learn how artists and designers can play a vital role in advancing public dialogue, exploring our shared humanity and addressing some of our major challenges, whether it be sparking conversations about racial injustice, inequitable development, climate change or celebrating the diverse communities and cultures around us. In the Creative Placemaking studios, students will engage in place-based projects in partnership with local creatives, culture bearers and knowledge keepers. This minor currently offers two tracks: one focusing on architecture and spatial practice and the other on the visual arts.
Making ‘Place’ Through Art and Design
“We want our students to engage in a spatial practice that sparks inquiry and fosters relationships in place,” said Eisenbach, who will serve as the program’s director. “This program will help students leverage and expand skills beyond their discipline to build on and strengthen the assets our local communities already have in meaningful ways.”
Professor of Architecture Ronit EisenbachRead the Full Story
Additional Creative Placemaking Resources
Arts for All
The Arts for All initiative partners the arts with the sciences, technology and other disciplines to develop new and reimagined curricular and experiential offerings that nurture different ways of thinking to spark dialogue, understanding, problem solving and action.Arts for All
Maryland Creative Placemaking Collaborative
The Maryland Creative Placemaking Collaborative (MCPC) seeks to weave the independent activities of stakeholders, practitioners, and institutions into a collaborative, unified effort to strengthen communities.MCPC