P38
Appropriating spaces of leisure and creative practice

Convenors:
Tamara Kohn (University of Melbourne)
Adam Kaul (Augustana College)
Chair:
Hazel Tucker
Location:
F
Start time:
11 December, 2008 at 13:30
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

This panel explores ways in which changing ideas of self, community, city and/or nation may be formulated out of appropriations of leisure spaces and/or creative practices. As such it provides an opportunity to explore the relationships between identity, agency and appropriation.

Long abstract:

Interested in papers that are grounded in ethnography and range in their focus from the individual embodied appropriations of cultural, artistic and/or leisure practice to the corporate takeovers of touristic places, the panel will begin to address the following questions: How are hierarchies of embodied practice constructed through the appropriation of 'place-experience' or 'practice-experience'?; How are the apparently contradictory notions of appropriation and 'authenticity' expressed and manifested through discourse and practice?; How might various anticipations of place or experience affect subsequent experience and in what ways do these processes shape the appropriation of spaces of leisure and creative practice?; How do authority and power emanate from variously defined 'successful' appropriations of place and/or cultural/artistic practice? Through empirically based examples this panel aims to explore ways in which changing ideas of self and community emerge out of the appropriations of leisure spaces and/or creative practices. It provides an opportunity to explore the relationships between identity, agency and appropriation.