CONF: Creating the urban with art (Berlin, 15-16 July 2016)

Urban Art: Creating the Urban with art
Dorotheenstr. 26 – Berlin (Humboldt Universität), July 15 – 16, 2016
The conference is dedicated to new forms of art and activism in urban spaces. First known under the label of ‘Street Art’ the term has
expanded to include diverse artistic and visual interventions in the exterior space. In contrast to the traditional term ‘public art’ urban
art is very inclusive. Thus, it is both part of and reflective of current processes of global urbanization.
The challenge for a scientific approach towards Urban Art consists in its heterogeneity. Like the current forms of urbanism, Urban Art is in
itself ephemeral, mobile, virtual, entertaining and at the same time often political. Here the transitions between art, architecture, city
planning, urban design and politics are in constant flux. The workshop aims at the discussion and exploration of these interrelated topics and
their contradictions.
The conference is open for a general public.
Conference language is English.
PROGRAM
Friday, 15.07.2016
14.00
Welcome
Kai Kappel (Berlin
Director of the Institute of Art & Visual history HU Berlin
Ulrich Blanché (Heidelberg)
Co-organizer
Panel 1:
Public or urban art? On Terminology
Chair: Thierry Maeder (Geneve)
14.15
Johannes Stahl (Cologne)
What could be art in graffiti, street art & urban art?
14.45
Pedro Soares Neves (Lisbon)
Urban or public art?
15.15
Minna Valjakka (Leiden)
Urban creativity & engagement: the value of non-art
15.45
Discussion
16.15
Pause
Panel 2:
Digital media & the urban (art)
Chair: Peter Bengtsen (Lund)
16.45
Meltem Sentürk Asildeveci (Ankara)
The embedded digital realm in urban space
17.15
Katja Glaser (Siegen)
Notes on the archive: about street art, qr codes & digital archiving practices
17.45
Marco Mondino (Palermo)
Street art across digital media: story-telling & discursive strategies
18.15
Annette Urban (Bochum)
The city & the web – spatial & media connectivity in urban media art
18.45
Discussion
19.15
Pause
20.00
Ilaria Hoppe (Berlin)
Keynote introduction
Frank Eckardt (Weimar)
Urban empathy: the creation of spaces beyond the visible
Saturday, 16.07.2016
Panel 3: Affect & performance
Chair: Heike Derwanz (Hamburg)
09.00
Agnieszka Gralinska-Toborek (Lodz)
Art of serenity – aesthetic function of humour in street art
09.30
Susan Hansen / Danny Flynn (London)
The active role of the viewer in urban art: from reception to material engagement
10.00
E. Friedman (Illinois) / A. Rayyan (Jerusalem)
Re/viewing Jerusalem: political art interventions in occupied east Jerusalem
10.30
Discussion
11.00
Pause
Panel 4: Territories
Chair: Jacob Kimvall (Stockholm)
11.15
Peter Bengtsen (Lund)
Agent of change: street art and environmental thinking
11.45
Jovanka Popova (Skopje)
Where (not) to go?
12.15
Henrik Widmark (Uppsala)
From terraces to lampposts – in the borderland of urban activism, supporter culture and art
12.45
Discussion
13.15
Pause
Panel 5: Urban imaginary & the city
Chair: Caroline Loeb (Michigan)
14.45
Johanna Elizabeth Sluiter (New York)
‘The man in the street’ Shadrach Woods & the practice of everyday architecture &urbanism
15.15
Pamela C. Scorzin (Dortmund)
Urban art as a laboratory – new approaches to architecture & city planning
15.45
Birgit Mersmann (Cologne)
Situational practices & sociopoltical strategies in Korean urban art projects
16.15
Renée Tribble (Hamburg)
From urban interventions to urban practice? An alternative way of neighbourhood development
16.45
Discussion
17.15
Pause
Networking panel
18.00
Urban nation (Berlin)
18.15
Jens Besser (Dresden)
18.30
From here to fame publishing (Berlin)
18.45
Urban creativity (Lisbon)
Contact
Prof. Dr. Ilaria Hoppe
Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Georgenstr. 47
10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +4930-2093-66235
Dr. Ulrich Blanché
ZEGK – Institut für Europäische Kunstgeschichte
Universität Heidelberg
Seminarstraße 4
69117 Heidelberg
Tel.: +496221-54-3544

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