This session searches for the role that aesthetics and design play in (re)writing the dominant urban spatial order given our current moment of rapid urbanization. State interventions in the built environment through design have a long history (Carmona, 2016). But with rapid urbanization, growing cities are seeing an influx of migrants that are challenging “global city”-aspirations with immigrant urbanism (Ghertner, 2010). Informal uses of the street as major public space –vending, construction, transportation– are inspiring a resurgence of aesthetic normativity in the midst of re-negotiations of state–society power relations. This has taken varied forms, including appeals to historical preservation, futurism, and greening.
|Presenter||Julius Chiang*, , Designing Urban Neighbourhoods: Enacting urban potentialities through social and spatial practice||15||12:00 AM|
|Presenter||Sarah Hosman*, Drexel University, “ ‘To Hell With Urban Renewal:’ Resolving the Cultural Legacy of a Federal Housing Program”||15||12:00 AM|
|Presenter||MyungIn Ji*, University of Kentucky, Doing Simulacra: Heritage, Hyperreality, and Gentrification in Seoul||15||12:00 AM|
|Discussant||Rebecca Summer University of Wisconsin - Madison||15||12:00 AM|
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