SAT 8 KL1000. KEYNOTE-PROFESSOR ALISON YOUNG (AU)
Alison Young (AU) is the Francine V. McNiff Professor of Criminology in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, and a Professor in the Law School at City University, London. She is the author of Street Art World (2016), Street Art, Public City (2014), The Scene of Violence (2010), Street/Studio (2010, and Judging the Image (2005), and numerous articles on the intersection of law, crime, culture and public or private space. In 2015, Street Art, Public City was awarded the Penny Pether Prize for best book by the Australasian Association of Law, Literature and the Humanities. She is the founder of the Urban Environments Research Network, an interdisciplinary and international group of academics, artists, and architects, and is a convenor of the Future Cities Research Cluster in the Sustainable Societies Institute at the University of Melbourne.
SEMINAR DAY 2
Saturday 8 September, Tou Scene
10·00–10·50 Art & Belonging: on place, displacement and placelessness
Keynote by Professor Alison Young, University of Melbourne
Street art is often talked about as contributing to a sense of place. Murals projects, festivals, and street artworks are said to foster feelings of belonging, recognition and connection to a place. More than this, street art is increasingly used in place-branding and in commercial transactions. This talk will pose some questions about the implications of the way that street art relates to place and both makes and un-makes spaces of connection and disconnection. It will begin with the use of works by artists such as Rone and Sofles, and the widespread problem of how street art has been used to sell property development as part of the now well-known relationship between art and gentrification. It will move on to consider the place of art in the midst of demolition, displacement and destruction, through consideration of the work of artists such as Ian Strange, Richard Wentworth, Francis Alÿs, and Stanislava Pinchuk, whose works address displacement and eviction, creating art that responds to the loss of place and the destruction of belonging.
Our at-a-glance program of keynote speeches, presentations, panel debates, film premieres, workshops, special events and more
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Evan Pricco (US) is Editor-in-Chief of the world’s leading international contemporary art magazine, Juxtapoz, based in San Francisco, California.
Susan Hansen (AU/UK) is Head of the Visual and Creative Methods Group and Chair of the Forensic Psychology Research Group at Middlesex University, London.
Mike Watson (UK) (PhD Goldsmiths College) is a theorist, critic and curator who is principally focused on the relation between art, new media and politics.
Dr. Lachlan MacDowall (AU) lectures in Screen and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. Snitches, Glitches and Untold Riches: graffiti and street art o...
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Arne Vilhelm Tellefsen is an artist and co-founder of KRS Gadekunstlaug in Kristiansand, Southern Norway.
Eric Ness Christiansen is a graffiti artist and curator of UGANGprosjektet in Drammen, one of the biggest graffiti happenings in Norway.
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Alison Young (AU) is the Francine V. McNiff Professor of Criminology in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, and a Professo...