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Learning and Unlearning Placemaking: uncovering educational placemaking practice

A Routledge Handbook of Placemaking event hosted by IPM

14 October 2021

5 pm UK / 6 pm CET / 9 am PDT / 12 pm EDT

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In one of the last Routledge Handbook of Placemaking events of the year, IPM hosts a conversation between placemaking educators and Section Editors of the Handbook. This is the third event in the series exploring various themes within the Routledge Handbook of Placemaking, with previous sessions covering the problematisation of placemaking and placemaking on the high street. This up and coming session will cover the often-hidden placemaking practice of its teaching and learning, in conversation with students of place.

What is taught of placemaking, and how? Does formal education differ from informal education? How does the experience of the classroom differ from that of the street? Can such a practice ever be taught? What is its strength and what is absent from placemaking pedagogy?

Each panel member will present their placemaking pedagogy and will then be posed questions by place students from the UK, Ireland and USA. The session will then open to a group conversation.

If you are a student of place and would like to pose a question to the panel, please contact Dr Cara Courage, Editor, The Routledge Handbook of Placemaking, with your question(s) via

Panel of speakers

Tom Borrup, Senior Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Leadership, University of Minnesota

Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD, Institute Professor, Arizona State University

Dr Anita McKeown, artist, and Director/Founder, CoDesRes, Co Kerry

Jason Schupbach, Dean of the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, Drexel University


Dr Cara Courage, Editor, The Routledge Handbook of Placemaking

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About the author


Formed in 2006, the Institute of Place Management is the international professional body that supports people committed to developing, managing and making places better.

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