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Book on Art and Gentrification in the Changing Neoliberal Landscape

A new book edited by AIAS Fellow Tijen Tunali investigates art’s relationship to gentrification from a multiplicity of perspectives, and discusses how the aesthetic reconfiguration of the neoliberal city does not only allow uneven and exclusionary urban redevelopment strategies, but also facilitates the growth of anti-gentrification resistance.

2021.06.16 | Lena Bering

Image: Book cover of Art and Gentrification in the Changing Neoliberal Landscape (Routledge).

The book Art and Gentrification in the Changing Neoliberal Landscape is edited by AIAS Fellow Tijen Tunali, as part of the Routledge Series ‘Research in Art and Politics’. It brings together various disciplinary perspectives by art historians, urban geographers, sociologists and architects, and diverse theories on art’s dialectical and evolving relationship with urban regeneration processes. 

The volume engages in the accumulated discussions on art’s role in gentrification, yet changes the focus to the growing phenomenon of artistic protests and resistance in the gentrified neighborhoods. It highlights a growing need to recognize art’s shifting and conflicting relationship with gentrification. 

The chapters presented in the volume share a common thesis that the aesthetic reconfiguration of the neoliberal city does not only allow uneven and exclusionary urban redevelopment strategies, but also facilitates the growth of anti-gentrification resistance. 

The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, urban cultures, cultural geography and urban studies as well as contemporary art practitioners and policymakers. 

More about the book via

Art and Gentrification in the Changing Neoliberal Landscape by Tijen Tunali (ed.). Routledge: 2021.

https://www.routledge.com/Art-and-Gentrification-in-the-Changing-Neoliberal-Landscape/Tunali/p/book/9780367521479

Contact

Tijen Tunali, AIAS Fellow, Postdoc
tijen.tunali@aias.au.dk

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, AIAS
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DK-8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

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