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Culture & Agency: Contemporary culture and urban change

Cultural Agency



Postage and Packing Free - This book investigates specific cases of culture – including projects taking a critical approach to contemporary urban issues.



Detailed Description

publication date: May 2010

ISBN: 978-1-84102-1-652

paperback: 230x150mm

176 pages


This volume is the first in a series originated by the Culture-Theory-Space research cluster in the Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth. It brings together established and new researchers from the arts, humanities and social sciences. Juxtaposing empirical and theoretical material, and viewpoints from Western and Eastern Europe, contributors ask what agency for change is exercised by and for whom, and in what ways, in situations from Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture, and other cases of culturally-led urban renewal such as Barcelona and post-1989 Leipzig, to the current activities of artists’ collectives in the UK and art curating in post-Soviet Armenia. The book follows an AHRC-funded workshop on culture and agency in 2007. 

Contributors: Vardan Azatyan, Victoria Durrer, Frank Eckhardt and Laura Colini, Mónica Degen with Steven Hinchliffe, Sarah Whatmore and Matthew Kearnes, Eric Goodfield and Angela Harutyunyan. Isaac Marrero Guillamon, Andy Hewitt and Mel Jordan, Malcolm Miles, Steven Miles, Lena Simic and Gary Anderson, Daniel Simpkins and Penny Whitehead.

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