Roberto Bedoya

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Roberto Bedoya is the Cultural Affairs Manager for the City of Oakland where he most recently shepherded   the City's Cultural Plan, "Belonging in Oakland: A Cultural Development Plan". Throughout his career Roberto has consistently supported artists-centered cultural practices and advocated for expanded definitions of inclusion and belonging in cultural sector. His essays such as “Creative Placemaking and the Politics of Belonging and Dis-Belonging;” “ Spatial Justice: Rasquachification, Race and the City;” and, “Poetics and Praxis of a City in Relation"  have reframed the discussion on cultural policy to shed light on exclusionary practices in cultural policy decision-making. He is a Creative Placemaking Fellow at Arizona State University.  


roberto bedoya at o&b