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Thin place: an alternative approach to place-based curation

Healy, C. (2016) Thin place: an alternative approach to place-based curation. Centre for Landscape Studies, NUI Galway. (In Press)

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This paper emerged out of a funded interdisciplinary curatorial action research project titled ‘Thin Place,’ installed at a gallery in Wales in early 2015. The exhibition, education programme and publication explored commonalities across different fields of knowledge. In so doing it created a metaphysical thin place for visitors to experience. This case study demonstrates how the application of neo-animistic theory to curation and gallery education can transform how Place is valued. ‘Thin Place’ offered a new mode of literary and ecological knowing which increased wellbeing through a deeper sense of belonging. Given the severity of our socio-environmental situation, the relevance of this research to the cultural heritage sector has a degree of urgency.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Art > Fine Art
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Art > Art History
ID Code:65912

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