Art, Politics, Cities in Transition
Organized by Purchase College, State University of New York and CLUSTER (Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training, and Environmental Research)
October, 21 – 22, 2016, 1 – 5 pm
Center for Architecture
Edgar A. Tafel Hall
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012
Participants: Davarian Baldwin, Jamie Bennett, Center for Artistic Activism (Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert), Cynthia Clabough, CLUSTER (Omar Nagati/Beth Stryker), Teddy Cruz, Arlene Davila, Andrea Frank, Jerold Kayden, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Lisa Jean Moore, MTL+ (Nitasha Dhillon and Amin Husain), Sara Reisman, Christopher Robbins (Ghana Think Tank), Meredith TenHoor, Nato Thompson, Hakan Topal, Adaku Utah, Margy Waller, Caroline Woolard, Woodbine NYC
Art, politics and cities in transition is a two day symposium that explores the role of art and creative industries in urban regeneration. Organized by Purchase College, State University of New York and CLUSTER (Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training, and Environmental Research), the symposia looks to several international and local case studies in an effort to examine the politics of urban revitalization and its relationship to gentrification, securitization, real estate development, while exploring how artists, designers, activists imagine oppositional alternatives to culture-driven economic development.
Featuring speakers from a range of fields (art, architecture, urban planning, ecology, economics, political science, education), the program at the Center for Architecture will report on earlier exchanges organized by CLUSTER in Cairo, while opening new avenues of debate regarding the impact of art and creative industries on their surrounding neighborhoods and local communities; urgent challenges to public space in times of conflict and climate chaos; and the potential of creative place making.
Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016
Starts at 1 pm both days at the Edgar A. Tafel Hall, The Center for Architecture, 536 La Guardia Place, NYC, NY 10012.
The event is free and open to the public, but seats are limited.
See here for the full schedule and to RSVP.
For more information on the symposium contact [email protected].
The Art, Politics, Cities in Transition symposium builds on a dialogue begun in Cairo by CLUSTER through the Creative Cities: Reframing Downtown conference, held in association with the American University in Cairo in partnership with the Research Foundation of the State University of New York. The program hosted by the Center for Architecture is funded by Ford Foundation and the Network of Excellence in the Arts and Humanities by the State University of New York.