art & the urban



Art and the Urban explores how the arts represent, critique or occupy the urban. Thinking of the town and city as sites in motion – marked by fleeting encounters, wandering trajectories, acceleration and migration – we consider how art operates within (or against) the spatial and temporal conditions of urbanism. Oscillating between past, present and future, the city may be read as a palimpsest, written and re-written by successive generations.



University of Nanterre campus
The Road Ahead public art project, Haggerston London
The King’s Land murals, Nazir Tanbouli 2012