SUSAN HANSEN (UK)
Susan Hansen (UK) is Convenor of the Visual Methods Group and Chair of the Forensic Psychology Research Group in the Department of Psychology at Middlesex University, London. She has research interests in viewers’ material engagements with, and affective responses to, street art and graffiti; in the analysis of street art and graffiti as a form of visual dialogue; and in the promise of an archaeological approach to understanding uncommissioned independent public art.
With Phil Healey, Head of Visual Art at London's Middlesex University, Susan recently convened a symposium on Creative Responses to the Urban Environment (https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/symposium-art-streets). Held at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and open to the public, this interdisciplinary symposium explored the diversity of creative responses to our urban landscape – from street art and graffiti to yarn bombing and urban photography. The symposium brought together leading international contemporary researchers, curators, artists and photographers in the field of urban creativity.
Merrill, S., MacDowall, L. & Hansen, S. (forthcoming: 2018) The Contested Heritages of Graffiti and Street Art. London: Routledge.
Hansen, S. (forthcoming: 2018) A test case for the heritage protection of street art. Journal of Material Culture.
Hansen, S. (2017) Banksy vs. Bristol Museum and the City: A Socio-moral test case for the safeguarding of street art. City: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action.
Hansen, S. (2017) Street art as process and performance: the subversive ‘streetness’ of video-documentation. Street Art & Urban Creativity Journal, 3(3).
Hansen, S. (2017) Is it any wonder? On commissioning an uncommissioned atmosphere. Public Art Dialogue.
Hansen, S. (2017) Video installation as a creative means for representing temporality in visual data. Qualitative Research in Psychology.
Hansen, S. (2016) Graffiti as a limit case for the concept of style: A genealogy of aesthetic impropriety. Konsthistorisk tidskrift/Journal of Art History.
Hansen, S. & Flynn, D. (2016) “Darling Look! It’s A Banksy!” Viewers’ Material Engagement With Street Art And Graffiti. In A. Gralińska-Toborek & W. Kazimierska-Jerzyk (Eds.) Aesthetic Energy of the City: Experiencing Urban Art and Space. Lodz: Lodz University Press. pp.103-118.
Hansen, S. & Flynn, D. (2015) ‘This is not a Banksy!’: street art as aesthetic protest. Continuum: Journal of Media & Culture.
Hansen, S. (2015) “Pleasure stolen from the poor”: Community discourse on the ‘theft’ of a Banksy. Crime, Media & Culture.
Hansen, S. (2015) Longitudinal Photo-documentation: Recording Living Walls. Journal of Urban Creativity & Street Art, 1(1): 15-26.
Hansen, S. & Flynn, D. (2014) Street art and the transformation of public space. In P. Soares & D. de Freitas Simoes (Eds.) Street Art and Urban Creativity. Lisbon. Lisbon University Press. 109-118)
Our at-a-glance program of keynote speeches, presentations, panel debates and workshops
(VIDEO) Artist Ian Strange discusses his career and work to date with Jan Zahl, Arts Editor at Stavanger Aftenblad newspaper.
(VIDEO) Keynote speech by Mikkel Bolt (DK)
(VIDEO) Artist presentations by Carrie Reichardt (UK) and Igor Ponosov (RU) followed by a Q&A session with Evan Pricco (US).
(VIDEO) Artist presentation by Bahia Shehab (EG)
(VIDEO) Brave: Nuart × Amnesty International present the case of Human Rights activist Sakris Kupila
(VIDEO) Presentations by Adrian Burnham (UK), Pascal Feucher (DE) and Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope (IL) Followed by a panel debate led by Carlo McCormick
(VIDEO) Creating New Cultural Heritage and "Rights to the City"
Presentations by Laima Nomeikaite (LT), Javier Abarca (ES), Emma Arnold (CA) and Susan Hansen (UK)
Join Berlin-based ad-buster and artist Vermibus for a multimedia presentation about his unique brand of activism.
The latest installment of Nuart’s legendary Fight Club, established in 2012 as a way to introduce difficult topics in a more relaxed environment condusive to publ...
Artist Ian Strange discusses his career and work to date with Jan Zahl, Arts Editor at Stavanger Aftenblad newspaper
Join us for Day 1 of the Nuart Plus program, all events are free unless otherwise stated
The film that asks the question: ‘What would you do if you woke up one morning and found a million dollar Banksy spray-painted on the side of your building?’
Nuart x Amnesty International present the case of Human Right's activist Sakris Kupila
Join us for Day 2 of the Nuart Plus program, all events are free unless otherwise stated
Take part in a unique mosaic workshop with artist Carrie Reichardt - and produce an outdoor mural at this year’s Nuart Festival!
Essay by Nuart founder and curator Martyn Reed that sets the theme and tone of this years event
by Susan Hansen
By Pedro Soares Neves
By Javier Abarca
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Artist, researcher and educator in the fields of graffiti and street art
City planner and human geographer, engaged at The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) since 2016
Art historian and political theorist, employed as a lecturer in cultural history at the Department of Arts and Culture, University of Copenhagen
Founder and manager of Urban Spree in Berlin, Germany
Researcher, designer, urbanist and co-creator of Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity international research topic
Convenor of the Visual Methods Group and Chair of the Forensic Psychology Research Group in the Department of Psychology at Middlesex University, London