Art, Politics, Cities in Transition 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, exploring how artists, designers, activists imagine oppositional alternatives to culture-driven economic development.
Davarian Baldwin, Jamie Bennett, Center for Artistic Activism (Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert), Cynthia Clabough, CLUSTER (Omar Nagati and 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 (Stephanie Wakefield, Glenn Dyer, and Clark Fitzgerald)
October, 21 – 22, 2016, 1 – 5 pm
Center for Architecture
Edgar A. Tafel Hall
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012
The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
To RSVP for the October 21 event, register here
To RSVP for the October 22 event, register here
For additional information contact Steven.Lam@purchase.edu
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.