Artistic City-zenship: How artists perceive and practice political agency in their cities.

Citation:

Kaddar, Merav, et al. 2020. “Artistic City-zenship: How artists perceive and practice political agency in their cities.”. Journal of Urban Affairs : 1.

Abstract:

Located in the theoretical triangle of urban, cultural, and political studies, this paper examines artists’ political engagement in cities. Applying a qualitative approach through inter-urban fieldwork in Hamburg and Hanover, Germany, and Jerusalem and Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel, we study how artists critically engage with their cities and urban spaces, and analyze how the artists’ themselves perceive and practice their own actions. Based on this, we offer a typology of artists’ attitudes and behavior patterns toward urban politics and policies, which we propose as a relevant theoretical tool for analyzing political engagement of artists in the urban environment. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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