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Slowing Globalization: Amsterdam, Street Photography, and Urban Renewal

April 8, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Global cities have been studied predominantly in terms of speed and movement, acceleration and circulation. This talk will examine the relationship between globalization and cities in terms that run counter to such emphases, focusing instead on slowness as a condition in contemporary urban life. In particular, the discussion will analyze street photography and urban renewal initiatives in the city of Amsterdam in order to understand the role of “slow art” in neoliberal urbanization and city profiling.

Christoph Lindner is Professor of Media and Culture and Director of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, where he writes about cities, visual culture, and globalization. He is also a research affiliate at the University of London Institute in Paris and founding Director of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis. His books include Paris-Amsterdam Underground (Amsterdam/Chicago UP, 2013), Globalization, Violence, and the Visual Culture of Cities (Routledge, 2010), and Urban Space and Cityscapes (Routledge, 2006).


April 8, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Institute for Public Knowledge
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY United States


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