Artscapes: Call for papers

Artscapes: Urban Art and the Public – An Interdisciplinary Conference on Art and Urban Spaces.

Kent School of Architecture is to collaborate with the School of Art and the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research to host the Artscapes Conference 27-28 June 2013.

Organised by Carolina Vasilikou (PhD Candidate, School of Architecture), Manila Castoro (PhD Candidate, School of Arts) and Jonathan Ward (PhD Candidate, SSPSSR), the conference will look at the importance of Urban Spaces for social and cultural contact and the profound effect they have on everyday interactions. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to critically examine the relationship between art and urban places, questioning in what ways urban art can engage with, create and change public spaces.

A call for papers has been issued with a deadline of 31 March 2013.

Papers are invited on such topics as:

  • architecture and art
  • art and urban policy
  • city culture and urban transformation
  • community interaction and architecture
  • digital re-enaction of physical interventions
  • film and the city
  • forms of urban art
  • negotiating public spaces
  • politics of urban art
  • street art and political engagement
  • the street and its aesthetics
  • urban performance and social protest
  • urban photography

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