Co-hosted with the National Endowment for the Arts and the University of Chicago's Office of Civic Engagement.
The University of Chicago presents Future of the City: The Arts Symposium, a one-day gathering of leaders who are shaping the cultural landscape of Chicago and beyond.
Presented by Douglas Noonan, Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology
Diane Grams is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tulane University and coeditor with Betty Farrell of Entering Cultural Communities: Diversity and Change in the Nonprofit Arts. During fall 2010, she is a visiting fellow at the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology, a sister center to the University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center. Prior to joining Tulane’s faculty in 2007, she served as the associate director of the Cultural Policy Center (2003-2007).
Yue Zhang, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UIC
The research examines the policy processes of urban preservation in Beijing, Paris, and Chicago from the 1950s to the present. It demonstrates that urban preservation has drifted away from a cultural concern, but has become a strategic device employed by different political, social, and market actors to fulfill their distinct and occasionally contradictory goals. The fragmented political structure in cities further shapes the interactions of different actors and creates various patterns of urban preservation.
A presentation by Steven J. Tepper, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of the Curb Center, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Tepper is the co-editor, with Bill Ivey, of Engaging Art: The Next Great Transformation in America's Cultural Life (Routledge, 2008). He is currently working on a book which assesses 900 cases of struggles over art, education, and culture in 75 American cities during the 1990's.