Public Culture Research Group

The Public Culture Research Group engages critically with issues around public art, public space, design and culture-led urban regeneration. It is an epistemic community that offers an intellectual home for a number of ACC researchers involved in diverse projects, each with extensive networks with external researchers and institutions. The key participants in the group are: […]

  • Kim Gurney

    The Art of Public Space: Curating and Re-imagining the Ephemeral City

    A journey through Johannesburg via three art projects raises intriguing notions about the constitutive relationship between the city, imagination and the public sphere–through walking, gaming and performance art. Amid prevailing economic validations, the trilogy posits art within an urban commons instead. Imagination counts, says the author, even when it cannot be counted.

  • Ray Pahl Urban Studies Fellowship 2016

    Dr Naomi Roux has been selected from a highly competitive field of applicants as the holder of the next Ray Pahl Urban Studies Fellowship. She will spend 2016 at the ACC. Dr Roux will use the year to develop her PhD (Birkbeck, London) into a book about memory and urban spatial transformation. Her case study […]