Chalk Art-ing as Temporary Urbanism: Materiality and ‘Becoming-Art’

By Catherine Midwood An encounter with chalk art in the urban everyday environment is a temporary flash of colour underfoot; an unexpected encounter with a creation that emerged in the interaction between a variety of collaborating bodies (the pavement, the chalk dust, the hands that guided it, the shoes that smudged it, the rain orContinue reading “Chalk Art-ing as Temporary Urbanism: Materiality and ‘Becoming-Art’”

Is Deleuzian urban planning possible?

By Catherine Midwood The ‘Theorizing Society and Space’ course we take as part of the MSc in Society & Space centres on reading and discussing prominent theorists who have written on the relationships between society and space. One of these theorists is Gilles Deleuze, an important philosopher for contemporary cultural geography. His work on politics,Continue reading “Is Deleuzian urban planning possible?”