Reading Urban Cracks: new book & website
New publication, as the result of a practice-based research project in Ghent:
Riet Steel, Elly Van Eeghem, Griet Verschelden & Carlos Dekeyrel, Reading Urban Cracks: Practices of artists and community workers, a publication of Hogeschool Gent & MER. Paper Kunsthalle, 2012.
CFP: SupraSpace: On the Concept of Space and Place in Art and Visual Culture
SupraSpace: On the Concept of Space and Place in Art and Visual Culture
Tel Aviv University, Art History Department
June 3 – 04, 2012
Deadline CFP: Jan 15, 2012
Keynote speaker: Prof. Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Department of Art and
Archaeology, Princeton University
Space has been subject to aesthetic, art-historical, philosophical,
anthropological, geographical and political investigations, each with
its idiosyncratic definitions. Space maintains a close relation with
illusionism, narrativity, and the performative qualities of art. Space
is especially interconnected with time, making it impossible to
separate one from the other. In the current dynamic reality in which we
live, it is hard to remain confined to just one modality of spatial
thinking that will capture all of its complexity; yet this problem is
not limited to our contemporary globalized moment, but is also relevant
to different historical periods. Consequently, in order to engage
effectively with the problem of space, recent studies have demonstrated
multiple methods of conceptualization, while emphasizing the
dialectical relations and tensions between them.
Within the realms of art and culture, the discourse on space has often
engaged with problems of representation (artistic genres such
landscape, narrative space, chronotopos, interior/exterior, etc), or
with political issues relating to territorial conflicts and borders.
Methods Lab ‘Ageing in Kensington’
Two Social Spaces researchers and four Media, Arts and Design Faculty students are in London this week to participate in the Royal College of Art Methods Lab ‘Ageing in Kensington’. Tonight we will present our mapping and our Touch of Memory project. A report will follow soon!
Call for papers /Human cities
Human Cities, a European network that groups scientific and cultural partners involved in research and information on spatial, social and political innovation related to the production of public space in contemporary cities, organises a symposium with the title ”Civil society reclaims public space. Cross perspectives based on research”. This symposium is organized as part of the second festival of the Human Cities network and will be held in Brussels from 15 until 31 March 2012.
The deadline for proposals that are directly related to civil society initiatives that target “reclaiming” public space in contemporary cities is 14 october.
More information can be found on the website: www.humancities.eu