When urban creates art
Artwork by Dave the Chimp
From July 15th to 16th, Ilaria Hoppe and Ulrich Blanche will organize in Berlin, at the Humboldt University, Urban Art. Creating Urban with Art. 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.
Welcome by Kai Kappel, director of the institute of art & visual history HU berlin & Ulrich Blanché (Heidelberg)
Public or urban art? on terminology
Chair: Thierry Maeder (Geneve)
Johannes Stahl (Cologne), What could be art in graffiti, street art & urban art?
Pedro Soares Neves (Lisbon), Urban or public art?
Minna Valjakka (Leiden), Urban creativity & engagement: the value of non-art
Digital media & the urban (art)
Chair: Peter Bengtsen (lund)
Meltem Sentürk Asildeveci (Ankara), The embedded digital realm in urban space
Katja Glaser (Siegen), Notes on the archive: about street art, qr codes & digital archiving practices
Marco Mondino (Palermo), Street art across digital media: storytelling & discursive strategies
Annette Urban (Bochum), The city & the web - spatial & media connectivity in urban media art
Keynote's introduction by Ilaria Hoppe (Berlin)
Frank Eckardt (Weimar), Urban empathy: the creation of spaces beyond the visible
Affect & Performance
Chair: Heike Derwanz (Hamburg)
Agnieszka Gralinska-Toborek (Lodz), Art of serenity – aesthetic function of humour in street art
Susan Hansen / Danny Flynn (London), The active role of the viewer in urban art: from reception to material engagement
E. Friedman (Illinois) / A. Rayyan (Jerusalem), Re/viewing jerusalem: political art interventions in occupied east jerusalem
Chair: Jacob Kimvall (stockholm)
Peter Bengtsen (Lund), Agent of change: street art and environmental thinking
Jovanka Popova (Skopje), Where (not) to go?
Henrik Widmark (Uppsala), From terraces to lampposts - in the borderland of urban activism, supporter culture and art
Urban imaginary & the city
Chair: Caroline Loeb (Michigan)
Johanna Elizabeth Sluiter (New York), ‘the man in the street’ shadrach woods & the practice of everyday architecture & urbanism
Pamela C. Scorzin (Dortmund), Urban art as a laboratory - new approaches to architecture & city planning
Birgit Mersmann (Cologne), Situational practices & sociopoltical strategies in korean urban art projects
Renée Tribble (Hamburg), From urban interventions to urban practice? an alternative way of neighbourhood development
18.00 Urban Nation (Berlin)
18.15 Jens Besser (Dresden)
18.30 From Here to Fame Publishing (Berlin)
18.45 urban Creativity (Lisbon)
Registration & conference venue
Dorotheenstraße 26, 10117 berlin, 3rd floor, lecture hall No. 207