"Public Affect Effects: Enacting in/Civilities in Public Space"

Institute Colloquium Winter 2010/11

  • Date: Oct 13, 2010
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Sophie Watson (Open University, UK)
  • Sophie Watson is Professor of Sociology at the Open University and Director of the Centre for Research into Socio-Cultural Change.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
"Public Affect Effects: Enacting in/Civilities in Public Space"

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The nature of public life and its particular blends of cultures, as ways of life and forms of aesthetic ex­pression, are defining ele­ments that differentiate cities and give each one its distinctive atmosphere. Yet publics and cultures, deeply entwined as I would argue they are, have complex, sometimes conflictual, relationships that define the politics of the urban.

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