Art, Design and Cultures - Complexity and Contradiction - Confernce

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
December 5, 2017
Location: 
Arizona, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Fine Arts, Contemporary History, Social History / Studies

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

http://architecturemps.com/arizona/

 

Context:

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.

Disciplines:

This conference embraces this diversity and invites participants from across these disciplines.

Publications:

The conference will lead to journal articles with Architecture_MPS, a proceedings publication with its own ISSN and book publications (see PARADE below). 

 

http://architecturemps.com/arizona/

Contact Info: 

Cindee Hogan and Rachel Isaac