Dr Cara Courage is a placemaking academic and practitioner, and Head of Tate Exchange, Tate’s platform dedicated to socially engaged art. Cara is a Research Adjunct at University of Virginia and has worked in regeneration-led placemaking as a Strategist at Futurecity. Cara is author of “Arts in Place: The Arts, the Urban and Social Practice” (Routledge, 2017), her monograph of her PhD creative placemaking research, and the co-editor of “Creative Placemaking: Research, Theory and Practice” (Routledge, 2018). Cara is a member of the Placemaking Leadership Council, Fellow of the RSA and Academician of Academy of Urbanism, and member of Royal Geographic Society, American Association of Geographers and International Council of Museums. Cara’s experience spans 17 years, working in arts in the public realm and public engagement with the built environment, active across all artforms in this and working as a consultant and project manager for public and private initiatives, as well as having her own placemaking practice.
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