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The City We Make Together: City Council Meeting's Primer for Participation
by Mallory Catlett and Aaron Landsman
University of Iowa Press, 2022
Paper: 978-1-60938-827-0 | eISBN: 978-1-60938-828-7
Library of Congress Classification PS3603.A89755C38 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In 2009, theatre artist Aaron Landsman was dragged by a friend to a city council meeting in Portland, Oregon. At first he was bored, but when a citizen dumped trash in front of the council in order to show how the city needed cleaning up, he was intrigued. He began attending local government meetings across the country, interviewing council members, staffers, activists, and other citizens. Out of this investigation, Landsman and director Mallory Catlett developed a participatory theatre piece called City Council Meeting.

The City We Make Together looks at how we make art with communities, how we perform power and who gets to play which roles, and how we might use creativity and rigorous inquiry to look at our structures of democracy anew.
 
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