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Colin McLaughlin-Alcock presents, Public Art, Urban Space, and Political Imagination in Contemporary Amman, Jordan

The PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCH GROUP welcomes Colin McLaughlin-Alcock presenting, Public Art, Urban Space, and Political Imagination in Contemporary Amman, Jordan   In the notoriously alienating, majority refugee city of Amman, Jordan, the arts have long served as a point of refuge. Through artistic institutions, artists built forms of welcoming community that they could not find in the wider city. These […]

Centre for the Future of Places presents, WHY DOES PUBLIC SPACE MATTER? A Review of the Findings of a Four-Year Development Project on a New Database for Public Space Research

The PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCH GROUP welcomes the Centre for the Future of Places, at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and allied institutions in presenting, Why Does Public Space Matter?: A Review of the Findings of a Four-Year Development Project on a New Database for Public Space Research. This is an information session ahead of the official launch […]

Alesia Montgomery presents: Race and public space: The contradictions of placemaking in Detroit and Oakland

The PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCH GROUP welcomes, Alesia Montgomery presenting, Race and Public Space: The Contradictions of Placemaking in Detroit and Oakland   Scholars who study race and public space in US cities tend to either (1) critique the displacement of Black cultures by privatized parks and hipster shops in gentrifying enclaves or (2) celebrate street cultures (community gardens, hip-hop) in […]

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