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Public Art, Representation, and Gentrification

We invite you to join us for the third meeting of The Ethics, Values, and Practices of Public Art in Urban Contexts Seminar Series. This session's topic will be "Public Art, Representation, & Gentrification.”

We have a limited number of seats, so please be sure to sign up as soon as possible. We will keep a waitlist if the event fills up.

About The Ethics, Values, and Practices of Public Art in Urban Contexts Seminar Series

Cities across the US are grappling with major transformations that expose the many tensions inherent to historical disparities in economics, education, safety, and political access brought on by inequalities based in race and class. Midwest cities have responded to these challenges with a variety of approaches. This seminar series is concerned with addressing one of them: the role of culture in reshaping cities – specifically through public art.

In the discourse and practice of urban design, public art has increasingly been seen as a key tool in redeveloping our cities – from making cities more livable and safe to encouraging economic development and educational achievement. Using art as a tool to address urban design challenges goes by a variety of different names: creative placemaking, civic art, and tactical urbanism, to name a few. These approaches are fundamentally tied to ethical frameworks and notions of value.


Tuesday August 15, 2017 04:00 PM
Tuesday August 15, 2017 06:00 PM
IUPUI University Library, UL 4115P
Pamela Napier
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