"Culture" Resources

City as Stage/Art as Plan

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City as Stage/Art as Plan

Institution:

Princeton University,

Locations:

New York,

This symposium brought together a dynamic group of interdisciplinary scholars for conversations about the ongoing relationship between visual arts and urban studies. Sessions focused on New York neighborhoods in the 1960s, visual culture and architecture in pan-American cities, and the ways in which artists engage with urbanism in the present day.

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Each H+U+D graduate or undergraduate seminar examines a single city in a detailed, multidisciplinary way that includes humanities and design.

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Each H+U+D graduate or undergraduate seminar examines a single city in a detailed, multidisciplinary way that includes humanities and design.

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Publications

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Cape Town, Lwandle,

 Noëleen Murray and Leslie Witz track the making and remaking of a museum in Lwandle, South Africa, some 40 kilometers from Cape Town.

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Food and the City: Histories of Culture and Cultivation

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Food and the City: Histories of Culture and Cultivation

Institution:

Dumbarton Oaks,

Category:

Publications

Locations:

Global,

Food and the City explores the physical, social, and political relations between the production of food and urban settlements. Edited by Dorothée Imbert, its thirteen essays discuss the multiple scales and ideologies of productive landscapes--from market gardens in sixteenth-century Paris to polder planning near mid-twentieth century Amsterdam to opportunistic agriculture in today's Global South--and underscore the symbiotic connection between productive landscape and urban form across times and geographies.

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Harvard Boston Portal

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Harvard Boston Portal

Institution:

Harvard University,

Category:

Syllabi

Locations:

Boston,

Through the lens of “Growth and Inequality in a Post-Industrial City,” Harvard work focuses on a central challenge facing Boston (and many other major American cities and metropolitan areas): balancing the pressure and need for continued development with legitimate concerns about how that growth can dramatically reshape poor and even middle-income neighborhoods, including many communities that are home to large numbers of minorities, immigrants, and artists.

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Hostels, Homes, Musem : Memorialising Migrant Labour Pasts in Lwandle, South Africa

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Hostels, Homes, Musem : Memorialising Migrant Labour Pasts in Lwandle, South Africa

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Publications

Locations:

Cape Town, Lwandle,

 Noëleen Murray and Leslie Witz track the making and remaking of a museum in Lwandle, South Africa, some 40 kilometers from Cape Town.

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Reimagining the Urban

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Reimagining the Urban

Locations:

San Franciso,

Reimagining the Urban was a day-long symposium examining art, nature, economic development and equity in the Bay Area metropolis.

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The Arts of Urban Transition

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The Arts of Urban Transition

Institution:

Princeton University,

Category:

Syllabi

Locations:

Detroit, New York,

This interdisciplinary course uses texts and methods from history, theatre, and dance to examine artists and works of art as agents of change in New York (1960-present) and contemporary Detroit. 

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The Politics of Heritage in Africa: Economies, Histories, and Infrastructures

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The Politics of Heritage in Africa: Economies, Histories, and Infrastructures

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Publications

This book--edited by Derek Peterson, Kodzo Gavua, and Ciraj Rassool--shows African heritage to be a mode of political organisation, a means by which the relics of the past are shored up, reconstructed and revalued as commodities, as tradition, as morality or as patrimony.

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