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An Investigation of public art and its role of increasing urban quality the case study area : Arayampathy, Batticaloa

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dc.description.abstract In this modern world urban sculpture is considered as a cultural necessity in contemporary urban planning. Urban Sculpture can reaffirm or reveal a sense of place in a symbolic and visually stimulating way of evoking some aspect of the social, natural, cultural, physical, political, economic or historical context of the site and its cale.Typically, public artists produce site specific sculptures and prominent installations that add character and distinction to a development and the surrounding neighborhood. After studying the city planning critiques viewpoints about public art’s definition, nature and impact on city, this study evaluates the role of urban sculptures as a type of public art in enhancing public place quality in the sampled case study of Arayampathy town. As clearly shown by the topic, the aim of this research is to explore how urban sculptures play a significant role to enhance the urban quality and urban character. This research was conducted through observations, photographic surveys, activity mapping, cognitive mapping analysis, interviews and discussions with those who live in the selected case study area. What resulted from this study was that through having the some possible qualities and public art features, city sculptures in the city of Arayampathy have the ability to improve the qualities like legibility, sense of place, and pleasure besides developing local people’s social interaction and local cultural identity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject sculpture, sense of place, public art, cultural identity. en_US
dc.title An Investigation of public art and its role of increasing urban quality the case study area : Arayampathy, Batticaloa en_US
dc.type Conference-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Architectre en_US
dc.identifier.year 2017 en_US Colombo en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 83 - 94 en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding Proceedings of the International Conference on 'Cities, People and Places' - ICCPP-2017 en_US

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