Rebel Streets: Urban Space, Art, and Social Movements

May 28, 2019 - 9:00am to May 29, 2019 - 5:00pm
University of Tours François Rabelais, France

Rebel Streets conference aims to shift the focus from a rather disempowering critical perspective towards urban art to one that stresses its aesthetical and political powers as a part of the urban social resistance. We ask participants to investigate the hypothesis that the aesthetic reconfiguration of the neoliberal city does not only allow for a hegemonic restructuring of the urban environment, but it also facilitates the growth of counter-hegemonic resistance. 

Confirmed keynote speakers: 

Peter BENGTSEN (Art History and Sociology, Lund University) 

Myrto TSILIMPOUNIDI (Geography, University of Aegean)