In recent years, artists, architects, activists and curators, as well as corporations and local governments have addressed the urban space. They challenge its use and destination, and dispute current notions of space, legality, trade and artistry. Emerging art practices challenge old 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
Manila Castoro is an art historian and theorist. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Kent, England, where she has also taught art history, photography and aesthetics. Her research focuses on street and documentary photography. Carolina Vasilikou is an architect, educator and lecturer at the new School of Architecture at the University of Reading. She teaches environmental design and technology and focuses on the multi-sensory perception of public spaces.