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A symposium at RMIT University this month will open and extend dialogue about the role of artistic practice in shaping new ways of impacting and understanding urban change.

Speakers at the Transformations: Art and the City symposium on Wednesday, 28 May will explore the role of artists and creative practitioners in the generative character of art in an urban context.

Dr Geoff Hogg, Director of the Art, Cities and Transformation Research Group at RMIT, said the symposium would focus on the key question: “What role does art and creative practice play in shaping and mapping the contemporary and future city?”

Participants have been invited for their contribution to art practice, city planning, art research in public space, activism, policy development and theoretical reflection.

The event will also see the launch of Re-Imagining the City: Art, Globalization and Urban Spaces, recently published by Intellect Books, UK, edited by Professor Elizabeth Grierson and Dr Kristen Sharp.

What: Transformations: Art and the City symposium

When: Wednesday, 28 May, 9.15am – 6pm

Where: RMIT Design Hub, corner of Swanston and Victoria Streets, Carlton, Multipurpose Room, Level 1

Cost: FREE

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