- Architecture as a Material Social Record: Drawing an Atlas of Athenian Crises, Konstantinos Avramidis
- Exploring how crises are visualized in design activism campaigns, Karina Göransson, Anna-Sara Fagerholm, Linda Thompson
- Art/Science Collaboration as a Critical Technical Practice in Disaster Research, Robert Soden
- “Barricades, Blocks, and Borders: Lines of Division and Lines of Communication in Contested Urban Spaces”, Todd Lowery
- Street Art and the ‘Right to the City’ in a Fragmented Metropolis: The Case of Beirut, Dimitri Ioannides, Evangelia Petridou
Since the 1980s, art and culture have, on a global scale, been considered to be a means to economic development and revitalization of distressed urban areas (Comunian, 2009; Florida, 2002a;b; Lloyd, 2006; Zuckin, 1982; 1989), while in the EU they are seen as a way towards territorial cohesion in peripheral rural regions (Petridou and Ioannides, 2014). However, art itself rarely functions as the telos of such arguments; rather it remains a means to some end. In this panel, we seek to further investigate the role of art in (contested) urbanscapes, We build on existing literature (see, for example, Leventis, 2015; Leventis, Ioannides and Petridou, 2015) and invite papers seeking to understand, how art (including street art) may inform, anticipate or reflect changes to the urban landscape and social fabric of the city during times of crisis. Further, we call for investigations into the interplay of art and the contextual factors of space and crisis.
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