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Reflexive modernity and the art of public communication

Demetrious, Kristin 2003, Reflexive modernity and the art of public communication, Prism, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-10.

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Title Reflexive modernity and the art of public communication
Author(s) Demetrious, Kristin
Journal name Prism
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 10
Publisher Bond University
Place of publication Gold Coast, Qld
Publication date 2003
ISSN 1448-4404
Summary In 2000, Victoria’s largest regional council, the City of Greater Geelong, allocated $200,000 to fund a community art and place-making project in inner Geelong West. The Walk West project was conceptualised and lobbied by a community group for six years. The project addressed the impact of a large section of freeway installed in the seventies and its consequences for quality of life in the locality.

This article reports on an example of highly developed community relations. It examines public art and placemaking as public communication tools and their relationship to political and social activity in post-amalgamation Victoria. In particular it applies the theories of Ulrich Beck and the notion of reflexive modernity in risk society where citizens’ initiative groups will play an increasingly important role in reclaiming the biological and cultural heritage lost as a result of ‘progress’.
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 160509 Public Administration
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002305

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