Embodied Placemaking in Urban Public Spaces

Part 1: Friday, October 8, 2010

Welcome: Richard Grusin (C21) and Arijit Sen (Architecture)

Politics of Place
Swati Chattopadhyay, “Visualizing the Body Politic”
Joseph Sciorra, “Vernacular Exegesis of the Gentrifying Gaze: Saints, Hipsters, and Public Space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn”
Moderator: Arijit Sen (Architecture and Urban Planning, UWM)

Making Jewish Space
Jennifer Cousineau, “Rabbinic Urbanism as an Index to Popular Belief in Late 20th-Century London”
Charlotte Fonrobert, “Marking Boundaries: The Politics of Mapping Neighborhoods”
Moderator: Lisa Silverman (History, UWM)

Civic Performances
James Rojas, “Interactive Planning: Engaging the Public in Placemaking”
Karen E. Till, “Witnessing and Performing Place: Memory Traces of Displacement in Wounded Cities”
Moderator: Ryan Holifield (Geography, UWM)

Plenary Discussion

Part 2: April 29, 2011

Welcome: Jeffrey Merrick, Professor of History and Associate Dean for the Humanities, College of Letters & Science (UWM)

Theorizing Space Transnationally
Emanuela Guano, “Inside the Magic Circle: Conjuring the Terrorist Enemy at the 2001 Group of Eight Summit”
Carl Nightingale, “What Does an Urban Color Line Feel Like? Transnational Sensations from Johannesburg and Chicago, 1900-1920”
Moderator: Merry Wiesner-Hanks (History, UWM)

Mapping Urban Space
Rachel Breunlin, “‘Shotgun Life’: Embodied Placemaking in New Orleans”
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, “The Warhol Economy: The Social Life of Creativity and the Importance of Place”
Moderator: Kate Kramer (C21, UWM)

Engaging Visual Culture
Janet Zweig, “Public Art and Embodied Placemaking: An Artist’s Perspective”
Jennifer Geigel Mikulay, “On Wikis, Public Art, and Agency”
Moderator: Polly Morris (Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee)

Plenary Discussion