Guest Lecture: “Unmaking a Chocolate City: Spatial Aesthetics of Race and the Gentrifying Urban Landscape” by Brandi T. Summers
Tracing Washington, D.C.’s shift from a Chocolate City to a “post-chocolate” cosmopolitan metropolis, this talk discusses the continuing significance of blackness in the U.S. capital, and discuss how blackness is integral to our understanding of the city.
The advancement of digital technologies has given rise to the production and dissemination of many new forms of imagery of streets and urban realities. This in turn creates different spaces and encounters, new ways of using and moving through the city. What are the effects of these new forms of image-making and image-sharing on documenting […]
A line in the sand: IPCC’s “Global Warming of 1.5 °C” and the public discourse of tipping points
Event at Spui25
This lecture will elaborate on Jane Jacobs and her less well-known visions on economic growth and forms of social and political organization that shape urban life.
This lecture will offer a comparative approach to the performative dynamics of celebrity in street art, with reference to Banksy and Alexandre Farto (the Portuguese street artist aka Vhils)
This talk is part of a larger project that explores the longue duree, the deep time, of urban mediation, and examines the aggregated histories of city-building, mud-molding and mark-making.
Interdisciplinary symposium onÂ the High Line that critically interrogates the parkâ€™s relation to public space, creative practice, neoliberal urban renewal, urban political ecology, and policy-led gentrification. The event brings together scholars from urban studies, geography, cultural analysis, art, and architecture, and is co-sponsored by the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies, the Milano School of International Affairs […]
June 12-13 2014, Paris
This interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars from across the humanities and social sciences to explore the many ways in which garbage â€“ in its diverse forms and articulations â€“ is being produced, managed, experienced, imagined, circulated, concealed, and aestheticized in contemporary urban environments and across different creative and cultural practices.
May 9-10, 2013, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Center for Globalization Studies.Bringing together perspectives from across the humanities and social sciences, this international workshop will explore how recent practices of visual culture interrupt and dislodge the narratives of mobility, speed, and growth which have overwhelmingly determined our understanding of global cities.
May 18, 2012, Location: ARCAM Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam.
Bringing into consideration diverse expressions of urban modernity worldwide, the Questioning Urban Modernity conference uses globalization as a central paradigm for understanding contemporary urban space and culture. In doing so, it seeks to develop a more adequate understanding of urban modernity.
CRESC annual conference 2011, September 6-9, Manchester, UK.
This panel brings together papers from the fields of Asian studies, film studies, and art history to examine the relationship between globalization, cities, and aesthetics
NECS Conference â€œSonic Futuresâ€, 23-26 June, London, UK.
This panel brings together researchers from the Cities Project at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis to examine the critical and perspectival trope of the â€˜scapeâ€™ (landscape, mindscape, soundscape, etc) in relation to a range of urban settings, including Los Angeles, New York, and Tehran.
October 1-2, 2009. Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis/Department of English.
This interdisciplinary workshop aims at bringing together a select group of leading scholars in the fields of urban and cultural studies to address the relationship between globalization and violence in contemporary visual culture.