Making Space Public - Conference Panels of "Public Space & Diversity"

Making Space Public

Members of the Public Space Working Group have planned two panels for the upcoming meeting of the AAG in Los Angeles, 9-13 April 2013. These sessions bring together papers that will examine the ways in which spaces have been made public across different historical and geographical contexts. What ideas, practices, subjectivities, resources, technologies and infrastructures have been mobilized in efforts to produce (and restrict) public space and space for public action? 


Session 1

Setha Low, Spatializing Social Justice: Public Space and Ethnography

Lynn Staeheli, Publicly Accessible Space' or 'Spaces of Public Formation,' but please, don't call it 'Public Space'

Stéphane Tonnelat, The publicization of public space

Darshan Vigneswaran, Segregation of Public Space: Comparing Johannesburg and Mumbai


Session 2

Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch, Once upon a time... the Revolution: Entrepreneur and consumer citizenship in a South African township mall

Kurt Iveson, Anatomy of an occupation: the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in its fourth decade

Don Mitchell, People's Park Again: The Continuing History of The End of Public Space