The first section, Germany Art and Urban Place’ groups together the work of Malcolm Miles, Tom Barker and Larissa Hjorth, to focus on different ways of positioning art as a creative and philosophical enterprise in city spaces. It starts with Malcolm Miles’ Art and Culture: The global turn, which in some ways sets the scene for many of the chapters to follow. Miles reconsiders the relations between art and globalization through the rise of culturally-led strategies for urban renewal from the 1980s to the 2000s. He reconsiders the conditions leading to the financial-services crisis of 2008, and the interconnectedness of culturally-led urban renewal and expanding global markets, which saw a re-coding of cities as cultural destinations.
Miles raises important questions to do with property and power in the rise of corporate spaces in what he calls the more brutal environment of urban change post-crash, and art’s role in the gentrification processes. He focuses on the work of Park Fiction, an artist-squatter group in the St Pauli district of Hamburg, Germany, to ask about a new role for resistant and activist art, or at least a reclaiming of something of the spirit of a former, radical, avant-garde, but in newly-theorized and socially-grounded ways.
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