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Looking at the City through Art 4

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. This session focuses on the practices and implications of using art as a mechanism of urban development. The three papers contextualize this issue in the contexts of cultural heritage, urban design, and cultural city development.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Yang Yang National University Of Singapore 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Elizabeth Chacko*, The George Washington University, The Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Reclaiming global city status through art 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Mingshan Xiao*, Nankai University, Jiong Gao, Tianjin University, Art Encounters Industrial Heritage in Urban Renewal: A Comparative Analysis of China and British Based on Body, Space and Place 15 12:00 AM
Discussant Jun Wang City University of Hong Kong 15 12:00 AM

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