CRITICAL PRACTICE IN AN AGE OF COMPLEXITY
Interdisciplinary art, architecture and cultural studies.
Place: University of Arizona, Tucson
Dates: 22 – 23 February 2018
Abstracts: 05 Dec 2017
Today, Donald Trump promises investment in infrastructure, China continues to urbanize and pollute, global cities are often surrounded by slums. Alongside this, the arts and cultural industries seen as economic motors and media representations of urban life continue to stigmatize and idealize in equal measure.
To understand the way we live in cities, towns and communities today requires what Jane Rendell calls ‘critical spatial practice’ – critique from different disciplines: the arts, cultural studies, social sciences and the design sector – architecture, landscape design etc.
This conference embraces this diversity and invites participants from across these disciplines.
The conference will lead to journal articles with Architecture_MPS, a proceedings publication with its own ISSN and book publications (see PARADE below).
Cindee Hogan and Rachel Isaac