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Heal Community Trauma | Creative Placemaking Research - ArtPlace America
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Arts and culture can heal community trauma. 

Communities can experience intergenerational or collective trauma tied to disinvestment, environmental disaster, poverty, and more. Arts and culture can shine a light on a community’s history or collective experience, confront systemic inequities, and shift the narrative about a community through creative expression and action. 


IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Address community trauma; Address racism

IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Heal individuals and communities from extractive labor and economic practices

IN TRANSPORTATION

Heal wounds and divisions

IN HOUSING

Nourish individuals and communities who have experienced housing trauma

IN AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SYSTEMS

Bridge and heal divides