Brian Culp is a Professor at Kennesaw State University who has published on topics related to youth physical activity and climate, racism, spatial justice, and leadership in higher education. In addition to creating and facilitating opportunities for research and civic engagement, he has helped design funded movement-based community intergenerational programs. A recipient of numerous awards for distinguished contributions to the field of kinesiology, Dr. Culp is a Fellow of the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education and has been a Fulbright Scholar in Montreal, Canada. Among his collaborations are organizations such as SHAPE America, Physical Education Health Education Canada, The Centers for Disease Control, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. A member of AIESEP for 17 years, he has recently completed a successful term as Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education at KSU. Brian’s most recent projects consider the viability of public pedagogy for racial justice based on concepts presented in the recent book Critical Race Studies in Physical Education, co-authored with Dr. Tara Blackshear.
About his lecture:
The Articulation of Place and Public Pedagogy for Enhancing Global Associations
There has been much discussion about the purpose of place and space over the past decade due to a host of global trends. In thinking of placemaking, we are tasked to understand that endeavors and interactions transcend the material dimension and involves aspects such as sociability, uses, activities, access, connections, comfort, and image, to create bonds between people and a sense of place. Specific topics will include:
- Expanding the spatial imaginary in the “new city”
- Contemplating public pedagogies and learning opportunities “outside the walls”
- Confronting childism for the purpose of improving humanity and justice
The presentation will conclude with implications for professionals to consider placemaking approaches as a means for inquiry, disruption, and reconciliation.