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For the past two decades there has been a convergence between the realms of creativity, economy, and place. In the process broadly termed creative economy, ideas and artistic qualities contribute towards a new development paradigm. In addition, a wide range of its activities are concerned with the production and marketing of goods and services that are infused with creative content. This phenomenon has shifted development approaches from a Fordist economic regime based on manufacturing to one that places high value on human creativity, innovation and collaboration. In terms of the built environment, this paradigm shift to a creative economy has subsequently influenced the formulation of policy and the practice of development at urban, rural and pastoral settings.

Within the current era of globalization, activities of the creative economy such as fashion, film, television, theater, music, dance, visual arts, design, architecture, advertising, publishing, multimedia and information technology, have contributed significantly to local economy, community collaboration and the creation of places. Such places have taken advantage of the trend in natural agglomeration of creative industries in the form of clusters, given that information, imagination, and cultural sensibilities are transmitted through them. This agglomeration of design and knowledge-intensive industries attain place-specific competitive advantages through collaboration and by utilizing local symbolic culture, which are embedded in products and processes that are value-added and unique in character.

Together with this trend, carefully managed, planned and designed places in cities and regions that offer life-style choices and amenities, emerge as an important strategy for attracting talented people. These cultural places become hubs for creative collaboration, given that groups of creative professionals tend to cluster in places that provide not only the kind of jobs they seek but also the quality of life amenities they prefer. There remains, however, a gap between global and local settings, in which a framework is needed to situate places of emerging economies within this global phenomenon. Equally important is an understanding of how local knowledge of creative collaboration in different cultural and economic contexts, particularly in developing countries with their informal economy, contribute to this continuing discourse at both theoretical and practical levels.

Conference Issues

The Arte-Polis 3 International Conference will critically examine and discuss these following issues:
(1) How does the creative process occur and what is the understanding of creative collaboration?
(2) How and to what extent does the creative economy influence the collaborative nature of place-making?
(3) What shared experiences on creative collaboration can be learned from the cultural and economic contexts of diverse places?
(4) How can creative activities be managed, planned, designed and replicated to enhance the quality of places for their communities?
(5) What are the appropriate policies and collaborative strategies that encourage development of community-based creative economy and place-making?

The peer-reviewed Arte-Polis 3 international conference between 22-24 July 2010 will address the theme "Creative Collaboration and the Making of Place: Learning From Shared Creative Experiences" through a number of diverse Tracks, such as:

A.  Architecture and Environmental Design  through Creative Collaboration
Topics include, but not limited to: Place-making and creative collaboration; Design of the built environment and local creativity; Quality of life and creative community collaboration; Creative transformation and place-making for specific sites, as well as Design of public spaces for creative expression.

B.  Business, Management and Entrepreneurship  for Creative Collaboration
Topics include, but not limited to: Creative industries and businesses; Creative entrepreneurship; Tourism management and creative collaboration; Creative governance and collaborative partnerships; Creative leadership, entrepreneurship and management, as well as Place-branding as creative collaboration.

C.  Culture, Arts and Design  showcasing Creative Collaboration
Topics include, but not limited to: The Arts, festivals and creative places; Cultural heritage and creative community collaboration; Visual culture, public art and creative place-making; Creative design innovation and access to global markets, as well as Craft communities' empowerment and public-private collaborations.

D.  Digital Media and Information Technology  harnessing Creative Collaboration
Topics include, but not limited to: Multimedia and virtual collaboration; Creative converters of information technology and global collaboration, as well as Digital media and virtual communities overcoming the challenges of digital divide.

E.  Education and Theoretical Discourses  on Creative Collaboration
Topics include, but not limited to: Creative Education; Creative teaching methods for design and entrepreneurial education, as well as Discourses on Creativity, Collaboration and Place.

F.  Planning and Policy Development  informed by Creative Collaboration
Topics include, but not limited to: Visionary planning and creative collaboration; Growth management and creative community collaboration; Urban life and the Creative City; Community empowerment and creative collaboration; Creative economy implications on spatial planning policies, as well as Institutional capacity building through creative collaboration.

Keynote Speaker

  • Prof. Nezar ALSAYYAD, Ph.D.  (Professor of Architecture, City Planning, Urban Design and Urban History, University of California, Berkeley, and Director/President, International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, USA)

Featured Speakers

  • Prof. Eku WAND  (Braunschweig University of Art, GERMANY)
  • Prof. Suhono Harso SUPANGKAT, Dr.  (Institute of Technology Bandung, INDONESIA)
  • Nancy MARSHALL, Ph.D.  (University of New South Wales, AUSTRALIA)
  • Togar SIMATUPANG, Ph.D.  (Institute of Technology Bandung, INDONESIA)
  • Prof. Tian BELAWATI, Ph.D.*  (Open University, INDONESIA)
  • Astrid S. HARYATI, MLA  (City and County of San Francisco, USA)
*) to be confirmed

Call for Papers
Papers for Review due 22 APRIL 2010

Abstracts of 300 words maximum are invited to address the theme of this blind peer-reviewed conference by 22 FEBRUARY 2010 (now Closed) to the e-mails AND as an attachment-file. Author's name, institution, e-mail, mailing address, Abstract Title and prefered Conference Track, must be provided on a separate page. Abstracts and papers received earlier than deadlines will be reviewed and notified earlier as well.

Abstracts received will be reviewed by the Reviewers Panel, and Authors will be notified of the results. Should an Abstract be selected, the Author will be invited to send an full version of the Paper by 22 APRIL 2010. Papers received will be blind-reviewed by members of the Reviewers Panel and selected Authors will be invited to submit a final version of the Paper by 11 JUNE 2010 for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings and presentation in the Conference. Guidelines will be provided on the format, margins, fonts, maximum number of pages and possible insertion of images for Papers. Only English edited papers will be accepted, and Authors should keep in accordance with these guidelines for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.

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