Bridging Divides, Creating Community: Arts, Culture, and Immigration

John C. Arroyo

January 12, 2021

In ‘Creative Placemaking’ art plays an integrated role in cross-sector collaboration with immigration & community development to: Bridge newcomers & longer-term populations; Elevate cultural traditions as assets; Engage newcomers with allies in civic processes; & Co-create spaces to reflect identity.

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Artists and scientists alike are focused on exploring the world and try to understand the universe through introspection, examination and experimentation. Their differences in perspective and methodology can lead to novel dialogue. Combining scientific exploration with creative expression offers unique opportunities for forming new knowledge, discovery and creativity. To tackle the intractable challenges of our global society requires a brand new language – a language of interdisciplinarity, interconnectedness, and intersectionality. Relational Space provides an immersive space for artistic expression and scholarly knowledge exchange with focus on Evidence-based Art: Art presented in relation to empirically supported ideas to promote transformational social change. Relational Space encourages communication and collaboration among artists, scientists, policy-makers and community activists. Our vision sees a more just and sustainable world, inspired by art and transformed through truth. 


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