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Clayton Campbell

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Chapter 17: Creative Communities and Emerging Networks

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Creative Communities and Emerging Networks
Creative communities and emerging networks

This chapter examines a host of emerging networks and ‘creative communities’ founded by artists, and how their formation is informed by artist practice. The author discusses ‘divergent thinking’ as a cornerstone of creativity, and links it to globalization. In this context, he traces the evolution of these alternative artist spaces, and explores how they have constructed international artistic collaborations and partnerships. He provides a series of ‘snapshots’: short descriptions of such alternative art centres and networks that take a holistic view of global thinking, share a common concern for social justice, and seek to replace the models of market capitalism with those of community and inclusion.

The value and reception of globalization are as varied as the ...

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