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Other TitlesDeveloping a Sense of Place: The Role of the Arts in Regenerating Communities
AbstractThe chapter incorporates existing research undertaken on the subject of creative people and the routines of invention of novelty, focussing on the value and role of creative spaces that are experienced physically, intellectually and as metaphysical, subconscious processes (Miles, 2019). I argue that creative 'space' is best understood not in relation to a 'place' per se, but seen as a liminal moment in time, creating a dichotomy of physical location of invention and the developmental mental/emotional triggers of praxis. I theorise the inventive phase as being somehow 'between' these conscious locations and haptic processes, existing as a 'mezzanine' of creative anarchy, unrepeatable and therefore super-unique, consequently existing as something of an 'aura' (Benjamin, 1927) or a 'supervention of novelty' (Eliot, 1920) that sees such metaphysical liminality exist as a space of reinvention in the annals of art, literature, and music. I argue that we need to understand this flexible, highly individualised and unpredictably-summonsed space to penetrate the real meaning of the linke between 'space' and the tangible outputs of the creative arts.
CitationMiles P (2020) 'Creative routine and dichotomies of space', in Ashley T, Weedon A (ed(s).). Developing a Sense of Place: The Role of the Arts in Regenerating Communities, London: UCL Press pp.212-226.
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