Claim, Occupy, Create:
Aesthetics and Politics of Urban Citizenship
The New Met is organising a symposium about urban citizenship in Europe Edinburgh, 17 June 2016.
The symposium begins with an opening event at WordPower books in the form of a public discussion titled: The Future of the Unions: the Power of Citizens and the UK-EU Referendum.
The opening event at Word Power Books, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 6-8pm, 16 June 2016 has the participation of Jo Shaw (Edinburgh Law School), Igor Stiks (Edinburgh College of Art), Pietro Saitta (University of Messina), Penny Travlou (Edinburgh College of Art), Peter Vermeersch (KU Leuven), Camille Louis (University of Paris 8 / Kom.post), Maria Kakogianni (University of Paris 8), and Niccolo Milanese (European Alternatives).
Programme of the Symposium, 17 June 2016
Venue: The Institute of the Advanced Studies in the Humanities, 1-5 Hope Park Square, Edinburgh
9.30—11.00 Panel 1: Urban Citizenship and its Aesthetics
Igor Stiks (Edinburgh College of Art): Spaces
of Emancipation: Activist Aesthetics and Urban Citizenship
Jo Shaw (Edinburgh School of Law / IASH):
Multi-level Citizenship: the Return of Cities?
Tahl Kaminer (ECA): Aesthetics, Politics, City
Chair: Stacey Hunter (The New Metropolitan)
11.00 – 11.15
11.15 – 12.45 Panel 2: Activist Urbanism: Redefining the City and Ourselves
Giota Alevizou (Open University): Creative placemaking: claiming and performing rights between urban and digital space
Pietro Saitta (University of Messina): Aesthetics or Politics? Occupations, Class and Politics in the South of Italy (A Report from Messina)
Penny Travlou (ECA): Refugees and Citizens: Activist Hospitality in Athens
Chair: Niccolo Milanese (Ecole des hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris / European Alternatives)
12.45 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30 – 3.00 Panel 3: People and Places: What Comes First?
Richard Williams (ECA): Urban citizenship in Amsterdam’s Broedplaatsen
Peter Vermeersch (KU Leuven): What is Brussels?
Harry Weeks (IASH): Half-baked? Contemporary Art and Urban Regeneration in Liverpool
James Riding (University of Sheffield): An Attempt: Exhausting a Place in Sarajevo
Chair: Camille Louis (University of Paris 8)
3.00 – 3.30 Coffee
3.30 – 5.00 Panel 4: Oblique Cities: Scenes, Maps, Narratives
A joint presentation
Camille Louis (University of Paris 8),
Niccolo Milanese (EHESS, Paris / EA),
Maria Kakogianni (University of Paris 8) and
Igor Stiks (ECA)
5.00 – 5.30 Conclusion and Future Collaboration
Supported by The Leverhulme Trust
In cooperation with the Institute of the Advanced Studies in the Humanities and The New Metropolitan
Convener: Dr Igor Stiks, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Edinburgh College of Art, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org