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    Studio 468

    O'Donnell, Aislinn (2015) Studio 468. The Common Ground.

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    Why have a studio in the middle of a community centre in Rialto? What could such a space possibly offer given the pressing everyday needs of many of the people who enter St Andrew’s? Such a venture might seem anomalous to those unaccustomed to having studios within working environments. Is it decorative? A diversion? An indulgence? Irrelevant? Or perhaps a quaint and patronising Victorian attempt at edification of the masses? The conjunction and association of those two words ‘art’ and ‘community’ unfortunately risks sanctioning the persistence of a tacit hierarchy between ‘proper’ art and that other kind of art that seeks to promote the common good or to emancipate, which thus serves another agenda. This is in part because the word ‘community’ is coded so that it doesn’t really mean the golf club communities of Enniskerry or the banking communities housed in the IFSC. Community implies those ‘others’ who differ from the hegemonic norm of the white, middle-class, Catholic, heterosexual, Irish male.

    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: Studio 468; community; creativity; Rialto;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 9163
    Depositing User: Prof Aislinn O'Donnell
    Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 17:05
    Publisher: The Common Ground
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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