Civil Protest and Public Space

Week 7 Civil Protest and Public Space

Curated by Ayca Koseoglu
Moderated by Ali Reza Shahbazin

August 17, 2020

Required readings

Julia Jacobs, “The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Art That Contains Multitudes,” The New York Times, July 16, 2020, sec. Arts, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/16/arts/design/black-lives-matter-murals-new-york.html.

Sarah Ratzlaff, “The Connections between Public Art and Activism,” Spacing Toronto (blog), July 22, 2020, http://spacing.ca/toronto/2020/07/22/the-connections-between-public-art-and-activism/.

Tali Hatuka, “Public Space,” in Protest Cultures: A Companion, ed. Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Martin Klimke, and Joachim Scharloth (Berghahn Books, 2016), 284–93.

Amro Yaghi, Doina Petrescu, and Krzysztof Nawratek, “Performative Interventions to Re-Claim, Re-Define and Produce Public Space in Different Cultural and Political Contexts,” Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research 13, no. 3 (January 1, 2019): 718–35.Summers, Brandi T. “Introduction.” In Black in place: the spatial aesthetics of race in a post-Chocolate City, 1-12. University of North Carolina Press, 2019.  (full introduction optional).

Further readings

Jeffrey Hou, “Emplacing Equity and Social Justice,” in Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space, ed. Ron Shiffman (Oakland, CA: New Village Press, 2012), 87–98.

Susana Torre, “Claiming the Public Space: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo,” in Gender Space Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Introduction, ed. Jane Rendell, Barbara Penner, and Iain Borden (London; New York: E & FN Spon, 2000), 140–45.

 Donatella Della Porta, “Putting Protest in Place: Contested and Liberated Spaces in Three Campaigns,” in Spaces of Contention: Spatialities and Social Movements, ed. Walter Nicholls, Justin Beaumont, and Byron A Miller (Surrey, 2013), 27–46.

Ipek Tureli, “‘Small Architectures, Walking and Camping in Middle Eastern Cities,” International Journal of Islamic Architecture 2, no. 1 (2013): 5–38.

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