Recoveries and Reclamations

Advances in Art & Urban Futures Vol. 2

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

160 pages | © 2002
Cloth $35.50 ISBN: 9781841500553 Published February 2002

This second volume of the series Advances in Art & Urban Futures brings together contributions from artists, sociologists, architects and cultural theorists in addressing the recoveries and reclamations being made within urban and rural landscapes as a result of the fallout of redevelopment in the twenty-first century.

Recoveries and Reclamations addresses pertinent issues facing all those interested in a multi-disciplinary approach to developing critical interventions in public space.

The book includes the examination of the work of Doris Salcedo to the unseen spaces in Birmingham; the implications of gender in the creation of The Wapping Project in East London; the self-representation of asylum seekers from Bosnia-Herzegovina; the issue of the 'imagined' community in relation to the Irish in Britain; the significance of assemblage in the work of Mierle Laderman Ukeles and the global importance of local actions in collaborations between ecologists and artists.


                Series Introduction

                Malcolm Miles



                Jane Rendall


                General Introduction

                Judith Rugg and Daniel Hinchcliffe



Section 1 – Issues of Regeneration and Cultural Change


                Regenerating Public Life? A Sensory Analysis of Regenerated

                Public Places in El Raval, Barcelona

                Monica Degen


                Utopia from Dystopia:

                The Womens Playhouse Trust and the Wapping Project

                Judith Rugg


                New Urban Spaces:

                Regenerating a Design Ethos

                Paul Teedon


Section 2 – Artists’ Reclamations/Ecological Spatial Actions


                Art, Science and Ecological Enquiry:

                The Case of American Nineteenth-Century Landscape


                Kirk Savage


                Three Rivers – Second Nature

                The River Dialogues

                Tim Collins


                Seeing Through Place

                Local Approaches to Global Problems

                Malcolm Miles


                Skinningrove: A photo Essay

                Malcolm Miles


Section 3 – The Unseen Public Space


                Collective Assemblages, Embodiment and Enuciations

                Helen Stratford


                From Birmingham to Bogota:

                Tracing the Metaphor of Submerged Space Through the

                Architecture of 1960’s Birmingham and the Artistic

                Practice of Doris Salcedo

                Jane Calow


Section 4 – Identities and Communities


                Differences, Boundaries, Community:

                The Irish in Britain

                Mary J Hickman


                Renewing Methodologies for Socio-Cultural Research

                Global Refugees, Ethno-mimesis and the Transformative

                Role of Art

                Maggie O’Neil and Bea Tobolewska

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