Urban Art and the Block: Places - Making, Unmaking, and Unmasking

Tuesday, February 13
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
5701 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

This symposium investigates places and the various practices of placemaking, unmaking, remaking, and unmasking them. Often inscribed by deep-seated structures of violence and inequality, places also hold the potential for positive transformation and methods of self-representation and agency. From Chicago’s South Side to informal settlements in Latin America, and the spatial contestations between Israeli and Palestinian borders, we examine the issue of place, entangled by the complexities of its legal, economic, political, and socio-cultural dimensions. 

This event, presented by UChicago Urban and UChicago Arts, is part of the 2017–2018 Sawyer Seminar on Urban Art and Urban Form.

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