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What Next: Life After Changing Spaces

Since developing the concept and artwork for my project, 'Changing Spaces' I have been thinking about the term regeneration. In reality this is what 'Changing Spaces' as a project was about, taking something old and turning into something new. The term ‘regeneration’ is now in common usage and has impacted directly and indirectly on lives and communities, especially those in urban areas considered in need of change. The term suggests progress or renewal and something unquestionably deemed as a positive outcome.  In the contemporary context, regeneration has become associated specifically with the construction of new urban developments, delivering sustainable communities and creating a greater sense of place, and economic growth.
Since the 1990's artists have played a role in regeneration through government policy such Section 106. Within Section 106 town planners and developers had the facility to commission public art, but specifically  ‘outdoor site-specific art&…