Powell, Anna and Swindells, Steve (2014) Reflections On Creativity: Public Engagement and the Making of Place. In: Arte-Polis 5 International Conference and Workshop, 8-9 August 2014, Bandung Technoloy Institute, Indonesia. (Submitted)

The biennial event Arte-Polis brings together to Bandung, Indonesia, creative champions from different places around the world, to share and learn from their creative experiences on place-making. Participants come from a diverse range of disciplines, including architecture, landscape architecture and planning, business and management, cultural and development studies, design and visual arts, digital-media and information-communication technology, economics and geography, as well as the arts and humanities.

The inaugural Arte-Polis was held between 21-23 July 2006 on the ITB campus in Bandung, Indonesia. The event hailed the theme “Creative Culture and the Making of Place” through an international seminar on Urban Culture, a design workshop on Dago Creative Corridor, an exhibition featuring on Heteropia and 36 Frames, as well as a bazaar offering a Taste of Bandung. Keynote speakers of the 2006 Arte-Polis international seminar were Prof. Alexander R. CUTHBERT of the University of New South Wales, Australia, and Prof. Dorodjatun KUNTJORO-JAKTI, former Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia.

Building on the successes of the first four Arte-Polis in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) is pleased to present Arte-Polis 5, consisting of an international conference and workshop with the theme "Reflections on Creativity: Public Engagement and the Making of Place". This biennial event is an initiative of the Architecture Program at ITB's School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development in collaboration with other creative institutions, to be held on 8-9 August 2014 in Bandung, Indonesia's city with a long heritage of creative culture, communities and collaborations.

The aim of Arte-Polis 5 is to bring all layers of individual or group in society, not limited to creative industries and people that involve in information technology, to share their knowledge and experience about potential, effect and impact of information technology towards place making, public policy, social wellbeing, environment quality, cultural heritage and urban economy.

International Conference
The peer-reviewed Arte-Polis 5 international conference will critically address the theme "Reflections on Creativity: Public Engagement and the Making of Place" through a number of diverse Tracks, such as:
A. Creative Engagement Through Design Praxis
The topics include, but not limited to: creative community participations, livelihood of the city and creative community, designs for multiple and plural community, smart design and place-making, design innovation and global markets, design of public spaces, creative expression, creative collaboration and transformation.

B. Digital Technology Enabling Public Engagement
The topics include, but not limited to: smart cities, Global Positioning System and place-making, social media and creative communities, environmental modelling for sustainability, design computation and multimedia design for creativity, virtual/ augmented reality for documentation, copyright and standard for creative industry, web-based city management, discourse in contemporary value in creative society.

C. Planning Methods for Wider Public Engagement
Topics include, but not limited to: creative governance and collaborative partnerships, craft communities empowerment, public-private collaborations, creative infrastructure and planning method, web-based creative entrepreneurship, human development for creative living, smart governance and professionalism.

D. Public Engagement for Cultural Heritage

Topics include, but not limited to: arts, festivals and creative places, creative heritage preservation and conservation, cultural tourism and public engagement, society as place-branding, virtual media for cultural documentation, public engagement for cultural industry, social campaign for cultural heritage, web-based heritage management, social entrepreneurship in cultural heritage.

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