Urban Artscapes

Essays on Political and Cultural Contexts

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About the Book

In recent years, artists, architects, activists and curators, as well as corporations and local governments have addressed the urban space in order to challenge its use and destination, as well as to dispute current notions of space, legality, trade, and artistry. Emerging art practices challenge preconceived ideas about where art belongs, what forms it can take and what political discourses it fosters. Selected from papers presented at the 2013 Artscapes conference in Canterbury, this collection of new essays explores the dynamic relationship between art and the city. Contributors discuss the everyday artistic use of public space around the world, from sculpture to graffiti to street photography.

About the Author(s)

Manila Castoro is an art historian and theorist and research associate at the University of Kent, where she has also regularly taught modules in art history, photography, and aesthetics. Her research focuses on the history and theory of street photography, on the relationship between photography and chance, and on the aesthetics of indistinct photographs.
Carolina Vasilikou is an architect and lecturer in architecture at the University of Reading, teaching design studio with a focus on urban design, environment and technology. Her research work focuses on sensory perception and urban comfort of pedestrians in complex urban. She lives in Kent, United Kingdom.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Manila Castoro and Carolina Vasilikou
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 100 photos, maps, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6540-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3111-0
Imprint: McFarland