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Looking at the City through Art 3

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: China Specialty Group, Cultural Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Organizers: Yang Yang, Amy Yueming Zhang
Chairs: Yang Yang


Art has long been a topic of interest to urban geographers, notably reflected in the vast amount of studies on art-led gentrification. Geographers, however, have also been exploring many more diverse forms of interactions between art and the city, such as the roles of artists as political and economic actors in cities, the impacts of art market on urban spaces, how art events are situated in urban aspirational politics, the political impacts of artistic interventions in urban spaces, and so on. There have also been strong interests across urban and cultural geographies on engaging with artwork (visual, performance, installation, sonic and sensory experiences, on screen, textual…) and using art as methods to research and develop understandings of the urban. This series of four sessions include papers discussing the interactions between art and the city, broadly defined. The third session focuses on the relations between art and contested urban spaces and art's roles in challenging and legitimizing social hierarchies concerning race, class, and citizenship.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Yang Yang National University Of Singapore 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Johanna Taylor*, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Reentry Futurisms on Alcatraz Island through Art 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Kathrin Hörschelmann*, Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography, When war came back to Dresden: Connectivity as a provocation in Manaf Habouni’s Syrian War “Monument” 15 12:00 AM
Presenter J Zoe Malot*, UCLA Geogrphy, Contested Spaces and Artistic Places– The (re)visualization of geographic imaginaries in Los Angeles 15 12:00 AM
Discussant Ben Gerlofs Princeton University 15 12:00 AM

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